Writers are among the top 10 professions most prone to depression. This appears to make sense, in the light of what we know about many famous authors, and other artists. Mental illness and art seem to go hand in hand. To almost compliment one another. Some think that artists need to be a little bit insane to… Continue reading Did depression make me a better writer?
A few weeks ago Mr Arguably Honest and I went on a short holiday to Portugal. As most writers probably do, I took my writing tool (a.k.a. my laptop) with me. I mean, why wouldn't I take it. After all, I was going on holiday. I expected there would be plenty of time to write… Continue reading Writing on holiday – yay or nay?
A few days ago realisation hit me - I am lucky enough to be spending 6 days a week writing. I guess that makes me a full-time writer... Ok, it doesn't, especially as only 3 of those days are paid. But across those days, I have to handle multiple writing projects, and it can be… Continue reading How to handle multiple writing projects like a pro
It's now been almost 8 months since I put the first words in an empty Word document, which I later named Jeremiah and Natasha (which is also the working title of my novel). Fast forward 8 months, and this document has grown to be 136 page, containing 74,000 words, most of which I am proud of.… Continue reading Writing a novel: pointless or fulfilling?
In my recent blog post, about how I achieved great grades without working all that much, I mentioned that being organised is one of the biggest keys to my success. That post was actually incredibly well received (so far, it's been read over 200 times!), so thank you very much, guys! Due to its popularity,… Continue reading How to plan your week
When I started writing, back in 2004 or so (God, time flies, can you believe that it was 12 years ago?), I didn't really have much to say in the realm of non fiction. To be honest, non fiction blogs back then written by girls my age were usually something along the lines of "I… Continue reading What writing fan fiction can teach you