Why blogging is great for your mental health

I started my blog about two months ago, and it has been an amazing outlet for my anxiety and depression. I’ve always channelled my emotions into writing. Whether it’s story writing, a journal entry, or a poem, I always use written words to express myself. I’ve always found writing easier than speaking. A blog is […]

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Want to write a book?

Novel writing is a journey. It’s difficult with many ups and downs, and moments when you want to give up, but it’s entirely worth it. With copious amounts of tea and coffee, snacks and planning, finishing a novel is possible. The time it takes depends on how long the book is going to be, how […]

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Gift Buying: 20 gift ideas for stress-free Christmas shopping

At Christmas time, gift buying can be difficult, confusing and stressful. This list will help you out when shopping becomes overwhelming. I went late-night shopping the other day, and it was madness. Everyone was rushing around, babies were crying, and there were items flying everywhere. It was a tornado of contactless payments, spare change and […]

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To plot or not to plot?

Always have a plot to your story. Well, at least always have an idea of what you want to happen. Some writers create a strong plot first, and allow that to structure their work. Others start with an idea and see where it goes. This is how I write my stories, and I’m going to […]

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Lessons from Writing

Writing is tough. Sometimes the mind’s tap runs freely, sending words splashing onto the page, and other times it’s blocked. Here’s a list of ten things writing has taught me over the years, that I scribbled into the back of my diary one evening. “The first draft of anything is shit.” – Ernest Hemingway Writing […]

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