If you’re an ideas person, running out of them can seem disastrous. A creative block is a pain in the proverbial backside, it can almost feel mentally crippling. But there are ways to overcome a creative block.
Whether you enjoy scribbling down thoughts on the back of a notepad, you’re a toilet word search kind of person, you’re an aspiring novelist, a budding poet, a journalist, a publisher or a digital content writer, in some way shape or form, words will be important to you.
So, if you’re reading this and you write in any capacity, these five quotes will (with any hope) offer you the inspiration you need to put the proverbial pen to paper…
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Yes, I’m the bracket
Believe it or not, we’re not an endless supply – some hunchbacked factory replicas made en masse to order. We’re rare – and we work harder than anyone or anything. Continue reading
Much like the music industry, digital consumption has had a huge impact on the way in which books are written, delivered, packaged, and sold.
In today’s world, more than 26% of consumers prefer the tablet version of a magazine over its print counterpart.
But, while digital publishing is a sign of progress, and in some ways evolution, we should never discount the joy of getting lost in a physical book. Nor should we overlook the role of the marketing paper or the print publication. And, tangible books aren’t dead like some people will have you believe. And, if vinyl is making a mainstream comeback, surely that’s a sign that physical publishing has its place in the future too? Continue reading
Whether you’re employed by an organisation, or you run a business from your kitchen, working from home is a pretty sweet deal.
Well, it is if you don’t mind a little isolation and the sight of the same four walls day after day.
Working from home suits me, but it isn’t for everyone. Continue reading
The author must know his countryside, whether real or imaginary, like his hand – Robert Louis Stevenson
Imagine you’ve created the most heroic, heart melting, courage-perspiring hero plus a snarling, devious, and downright dirty nemesis for said hero to battle (or similar, depending on what your story is all about). Now imagine the setting your story is as dull as a dry cracker or simply doesn’t fit around your characters and their various plights.
Your story will fall flat – flat as the proverbial pancake. Continue reading