Where Do You Find Your Inspiration?

Writer’s block. When your keyboard falls silent, it’s a sure sign you’re in need of some revitalising inspiration. Falling victim to the dreaded block can be the death knell of interesting copy. But nearly every writer has a place where they go to rejuvenate their scribbling senses. For me it’s the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, the Botanics or Kelvingrove Park or the nice wee coffee shop near Ashton Lane. I don’t tend to do lots of writing in these places because they are great places to go and think. A little break from the desk and the tip-tapping (or lack of) can go a long way. It also stops me developing hermit-like tendencies which I’m sure everyone who works with words has felt at some point. So where do you find your inspiration? It could be a cafe, a book shop or even a museum – what’s important is that you have a place that encourages you to think when you need it most.    

Stop Procrastinating & Start Writing

If you’ve been given the job of updating the company blog or newsletter even just knowing where to start can feel intimidating. We are all experts at putting things off. When a task looms large in our heads, it can sometimes feel easier to just ignore it and do something easier instead. All writers procrastinate. […]

How to Write Headlines

A quick heads up on why the words at the top matter. Headline writing is a true art form. Armed with just a few well chosen words you can convey a great deal within a matter of seconds. It’s no surprise then that with so much riding on headlines a lot of thought goes into their […]

My Top Writing Hates

Writing for a living can be very rewarding. Every day you create something new; bringing new ideas to life. But EVERYONE has little bugbears about their profession and writing is no exception. Now it goes without saying that I love what I do… but every so often I feel the need to count to ten. […]