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Writing Self-Help – The Fundamentals

What does it take to write a self-help book? Lots of people blunder into it, thinking it’s just about getting everything out onto the page. Then that’s it. But this is tantamount to writing a novel without structure and direction. It’ll bore readers or be hard to follow. Readers will then disengage and put the … Continued

An Exploration of Karma

We’re back from Karma! And, as you might expect, this is when we give you the sell about what a great weekend it was. Well, you know what? It was! This was our third Karma Writing Retreat, and before each of them there’s been the tiniest trepidation about how groups will gel. You just never … Continued

The Value of Workshopping

One of the problems we face when revising is losing our objectivity. The more we work on something, the harder it becomes to see issues. We know our writing. We accept our idiosyncrasies unquestioningly. We know our content, so if something’s missing, illogically constructed, or lean, we can’t always see it because we subconsciously fill … Continued

Farewelling 2014

So we’re almost at the end of the year, which is a time both to reflect and also to look to the future. What did we accomplish in the past year? Did we finish that book we wanted to write? Or have that exhibition? Or read at that open mic night? Going into 2014, we … Continued


All of us face tumultuous times in our lives. It might be the death of a loved one, the break-up of a relationship, or the loss of a job. Whatever the case, there are always upheavals. Sometimes, these events can be difficult to process. It’s not just the impact of the trauma, but making sense … Continued