In the spirit of all the Marie Kondo hype, let's explore how we can use the #konmari method on our writing too. Here are a few words that probably don't spark joy and are cluttering your writing. Very. Very is a (very) redundant word. I can't think of a single use for it. It's excusable in … Continue reading Marie Kondo Your Writing
I know I'm not alone in finding it difficult to let go. Whether it's letting go of the past, a person or a place a lot of these feelings can manifest in our possessions, making it hard to let go of physical items. I kept a holey, shrunken dress for years just because I wore it … Continue reading When to let go: using possessions to create character.
Debating "what makes a writer?" and "who is allowed to call themselves a writer?" used to take up a fair bit of my time. I loved to write, had been writing for years and daydreamed about publication. But I didn't feel like a writer. The vocation felt distant, far away. Today, things are a lot simpler. … Continue reading What Makes A Writer?