Excerpt from Dark by Paul L Arvidson

Fellow Writers Anoner, Paul, has done it, he’s finished his novel and it’s now available to buy. But before you do, read this excerpt for a taste of his fantastical world with a touch of sci-fi.

Finding Time to write

4 Steps for Finding Time to Write

Don’t have time to write? Wrong. Everyone has 24 hours in a day, you just have to want to be a writer and find the time. Here’s how you do it.

6 Reasons Autumn is Good for Writers

It feels like autumn is here, which means writers have six good reasons to stay in and just write. Don’t despair, if you’ve had an unproductive summer. You’re not alone. Just remember that living life is important too and gives you fuel for the time you do spend writing.

summer break from writing

On a Break for Summer

Sorry for the long gaps in posts – I’m admitting defeat and taking a break for the rest of the summer. We’ll be back in early September. Also, someone emailed me about joining Writers Anon, but I was away on work and now can’t find the email. If that was you, please email again, so…

writing strong female characters

5 ways you’re weakening your ‘strong female characters’

Female characters can’t just be er…female and characters, they have to be ‘strong female characters’. But what does that mean? Well, I think it was supposed to mean female characters who did more than get kidnapped, married or died. Strong female characters are supposed to be more than something for the men to kiss or…

Films About Writer's Block

Writer’s Block in Films

Here’s a bit of a Friday fun. If you’re struggling with the blank page, then check out this compilation of 50 film characters facing writer’s block and know that you’re not alone.

a writer's guide to procrastination

A Writer’s Guide to Procrastination

So, you’re writing a novel and it’s going really well. You’re on cloud nine and can’t wait to get those words down on paper. Don’t worry, the crash will come. I’m not wishing it upon you or anything (much), but it will happen. And here’s what to do…