First Impressions Count: How to Write a Great First Chapter

It’s fairly critical that you make a great impression in your very first chapter, and we wanted to share some tips and tricks to help you on your way.

Seasonal Affective Disorder & Productivity

If you’re a writer, you might find yourself picking up your pen or typing on your laptop far less than you usually do. Ideas and inspiration might elude you, and writing a single page will feel like a Herculean task. We’ve been there. We wanted to share some tips today on how to get around this issue.

Tips for Budding Young Writers

For those young folks among you who are penning fiction, or poetry, or anything at all, this article is intended for you. We hope to illuminate some ways for you to hone your craft and get yourself out there as a budding author.

Inspiration & Where to Find It

Much like advice on how to write in a specific genre, you can only advise so much before you hear a chorus of voices say; “Hey, this isn’t working for me, what do I do now?”, and you realise that there’s no one size fits all for something as vast as inspiration. So, we’ve tried our darndest to come up with some general advice for how to get the gears turning if you’re well and truly stumped.

Penning Poetry 101: Rhyme Schemes

In the final instalment of our “Penning Poetry 101” series, we present our last offering, our last nugget of advice on how to navigate the world of poetry. As we mentioned in our very first instalment in the series, poetry does not necessarily have to rhyme. That being said, if you are going to rhyme- and you may well want to- there are plenty of rhyme schemes to draw from. Let’s break down some of them today!

Penning Poetry 101- Exploring Different Poetry Styles

Coming off the back of yesterday’s World Poetry Day, we were struck with the wise idea to put together an article on how to approach writing poetry. Of course, there’s no tried and true way to do it, but here are some tips that might help you out!