My name is Anne and I’m a procrastinator. I’m also a writer and procrastination is in the job description. It’s the supreme avoidance tactic that many of us – writers or not – use when we really don’t want to tackle something. But writers seem to take the P word to professional levels. Procrastination feeds… Continue reading Procrastinating to Perfection
It’s a journey and I never know quite where I’m going to end up For me, for my life in general, writing has always been a problem-solving kind of activity. If I’ve anything on my mind I always find writing it down helps. It could be something as simple as a to-do list.… Continue reading Writing: What’s in it for me?
It’s all about the story… When I start writing a novel, I’m not sure where the story is going to lead. But, as an author of both adult and children’s fiction, I do at least know which audience the novel is aimed at. Other than that, once the seed is planted, I wait to… Continue reading Writing Fiction: The how, the what, and the why of what works for me
A question that’s been concerning me of late: should I, as a writer, take the wide landscape view when deciding what to work on, or should I zoom in and maintain a tight, close-up focus? Yes, the above sentence is a metaphor. Hey, I’m a writer. What do you expect? But seriously, the wide view… Continue reading Maintaining Focus as a Writer
Music to make masterpieces by… Since my youth, and yes, I know that’s going back a bit, I’ve always preferred a bit of background noise when trying to concentrate. And when I say noise, I mean music. Music has always helped my brain get, and remain, focussed on any task requiring the use of… Continue reading Theme Tunes for Writing