Worldbuilding Quest

Want to get more in-depth help with your worldbuilding? Want the chance for one-on-one help? Want to be a trailblazer, helping to forge the way for others to follow? Then, adventurer, read on... We are delighted to be introducing our latest project: Worldbuilding Quest: a worldbuilding course for writers. For this first enrolment, we’re looking [...]

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5 Tips for Building your Author Platform

Your author platform is your presence in the world, both online and in real life. It's everywhere people can find out about you, and your books. Your platform is your website, your social media profiles, your mailing list, your blog, your books on Amazon, Kobo, iTunes etc. It's your presence at signings, readings, conventions. It's [...]

Some Words on Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome is, in essence, self-doubt. A particular kind of self-doubt. Beyond saying "I'm not good enough," and "I can't do this," impostor syndrome will convince its victim that they will be found out for the fraud they are. That they are merely pretending at being what they claim to be, and that their deception [...]

Where Do Ideas Come From?

Most writers have been asked at least once where we get our ideas. There’s no one answer. But there is one truth: ideas are everywhere. The better question might be: How do I notice the ideas? Taking time every day to generate creativity is so important. Make it a habit to find ways to express [...]

Using Your Authentic Narrative Voice

This seems to be in the air right now. Angeline posted something about it on Instagram the other day and then I got into a lively debate in a Facebook group about a related topic that my brain automatically connected - the use of English vs American English. This is going to be a bit [...]