The Writer’s Cookbook is my new blog by a writer (with the occasional help of other writers), for writers.  Here’s what it’s all about…

I’ve been wanting to set up a blog about writing for a while now. I have a lot of thoughts on writing, and want to get them out, but don’t want them to get lost in pictures of cross stitch and dogs. When creating sites in the past, I’ve ran into it without any real planning. This has backfired, and caused issues from poor name choices to financial issues. This time, I decided I’d take things slowly.

I worked out what I wanted to do, who I was writing for, and came up with a schedule (I like schedules – they make me feel organised).

I scrawled a list of over 20 names, and found that most of the ones that I liked were taken. Also, they were all fairly generic. I started to think: what made me unique?

This new blog was to be about writing, writing, and the occasional slice of cake (it’s very hard for me not to mention cake – it plays a large part in my family’s life, and I was raised by a cook). This new blog was to hold all of the necessary ingredients for crafting the perfect piece of writing.

I’d recently posted on Artificial Sweetener about my hobbies, and about how they often find unique ways to tie together, even if they appear to be unrelated. My two oldest hobbies are writing and cooking. I love them both, and they both bring me senses of security, relaxation and frustration, sometimes all at the same time. I wanted to emulate that feeling (minus the frustration on the readers’ part!) in my site. That’s where the title The Writer’s Cookbook came from.

Everything in life requires different ingredients to be successful. Writing is no exception.

Each type of writing requires different ingredients, of course, and I’ll be posting a series of articles about what those different ingredients are in the coming weeks.

The Writer’s Cookbook was created by a writer, for any writer that’s in need of a little direction. We’ve all been lost at some point. That doesn’t mean you have to lose your writing, or that it can’t be your way out.

Writing is the most important thing in my life, and I want to share my thoughts on it with you. You may agree with me, you may not, but however you feel, please get in touch! You can email me, comment below, or find me on Facebook or Twitter.

Happy reading, and welcome to The Writer’s Cookbook!