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A Young Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway needs no introduction. His minimalistic stylistic innovations won him the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes and are still influential almost a hundred years later. Not only that, but his first full-length novel, The Sun Also Rises, established him as a major force in literature and some consider it his best work today. 596 more words


What's been inspiring me this week...

I’ve been thinking about inspirational writing quotes this week. When I was a teenager a school friend made a poster with writing quotations and I had it on my wall for years. 226 more words


Why, Sweet Love?

Why, Sweet Love, do you not set your heart free?

For life portrays as light when your guard dies

Listen to the birds, the buzz of the bees… 134 more words


Planning a Novel

For a long time I didn’t plan my writing. You could say that I am a reformed planner. After failing to complete my last MS, despite loving my characters, I realised that what had stopped me was not knowing where my story was going to end. 747 more words


Don't Quit

Saw this and had to share. Great inspiration.


What's been inspiring me this week...

This week I’m getting very excited because I’m going to Canada and America. I’m actually leaving tomorrow! As I’ve mainly be working on my novel I¬†wasn’t sure that my inspiration would be useful to any other writers and creators out there. 205 more words


8 weeks, or some shit

That’s how long it takes to sit down and write an actual for-realsies post.

Because, like my sweet, sleeping daughter (above), I’m too tired to give a good goddamn. 378 more words