Tag: What Happens in New York

How to Write PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was first discovered during WWI. Back then, it was called ‘shell shock’, ‘war neurosis’ or ‘combat stress’.

It primarily affected officers, who were forced to suppress their emotions to set a good example for their men.

We still tend to associate PTSD with soldiers and veterans, but it spans much wider than that.

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Power Dressing for Authors

You may be wondering why power dressing matters for authors.

You may want to argue that it doesn’t.

But from the minute you write your first words to when you read your finished piece to your audience, your outfit matters.

The clothes we wear affect how we feel.

When we dress scruffy, we feel scruffy.

When we power dress, we feel empowered. We feel in control.

This feeling of empowerment affects every step of our writing process.

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Nottingham Writers’ Studio Needs Your Help!

Five years ago, I was a scared little writer. I knew nothing of how to get started writing for a living, had nobody to guide me, and was terrified to leave the comfort of our apartment.

Now, I’ve self-published 3 books, blog once a week (plus guest posts), and have a day job as a content marketer.

None of that would’ve happened if it wasn’t for our local writing community.

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How to Write Sarcasm

Ignore what they say—sarcasm isn’t the lowest form of wit. It may also not be the highest form of intelligent (sorry). But it is fun. It doesn’t always translate well into writing, though.

In the digital age emojis can make it easier to get your point across, but how do you write sarcasm that comes across as sarcasm and not you being an arse without using emojis?

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My Writing Goals for 2017

I achieved a lot in 2016, but it’s always important to look onwards and upwards and learn from our mistakes. My writing goals for 2017 are a reflection of what I learnt in 2016, and where I want to be by the end of 2017....

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(Un)likeable characters

Do your characters have to be likeable? Or are other traits more important?

Discover how to write (un)likeable characters in my new guide!

Download your guide on how to write unlikeable characters

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