Friday, 9 November 2018

Stop Waiting and Start Writing

Many people I’ve met who call themselves writers never actually write a thing.

They’re all talk, and they have a multitude of reasons for not writing, and none of them are true.

Many say that their writing is still in the ‘planning stage’ whatever THAT means.

But it does remind me of an episode from the British sitcom, Red Dwarf (which is hilarious).

The comedy is set on an interplanetary mining ship that is lost in deep space.

One of the crew, Arnold Rimmer, wants to take the officers exam so that he can be promoted.

But he’s so nervous about it that he spends all his time planning how he’s going to have enough time to study for it.

In the end, he takes so long to plan out his study time, that he ends up with no time to study and fails the exam.

And this can be a problem for many writers who are busy ‘planning’ their writing without ever writing anything.

So what can you do if you find yourself procrastinating all the time instead of writing?

Simply this: -

Don’t get it right, get it written.

This means just do it, because writing badly is better than not writing at all.

In fact, I feel so strongly about this, that I’ve changed the subheading on my writing site ( to “Don’t Get It Right, Get It Written” because that’s what you need to be doing every day.

And if you’re stuck for a way to find so many writing ideas that you’ll be suffering from ‘Idea Overload,’ read my latest article, Never Look An Off-Line Gift Horse In The Mouth at

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Short Script Writing Opportunity

The Director's Club Showcase 'Santa's Secret...'

Director’s Cut

Deadline for submissions: Midnight on Thursday 22nd November 2018

New writing opportunity from Director's Cut Theatre Company for Christmas!

The Brief
– 5-7 minute monologues, duologues or short plays for up to 4 characters
– Short plays based on the secrets being kept/hidden at Christmas
– Comical stories, dark tales, dramatic moments, true stories, fictional ones, we are open and interested!

This brief is completely open to interpretation by the writer, it can be based on true life stories or fictional.

Seeking out scripts that have a strong sense of character and story, and that move and evoke emotion within the audiences, be it through laughter or tears.

More information, including submission instructions, can be found at:

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Blog Writing and Earning Money

It's just about every writer's dream to be able to start up a blog, write short articles and earn money. Not just a bit of money, but enough money to live on.

But how easy is it?

If you've never done it before and you don't know what you're doing, it can be hard.

There are three things that you need to do:

Thursday, 6 September 2018

How to Write an Ebook

If you want to write an ebook, you can write anything you want.

But if you want to sell your ebook, there are important things you need to consider, in particular, the one I'm going to tell you about.