Writing

5 tips to keep writers writing

5 tips to keep writers writing

To a writer, writing daily or regularly is important, both to keep up a momentum and to keep to any deadlines that have been set. However, regular writing sessions can be easily challenged by the dreaded writer’s block – the inability to produce new work or a severe slowing of…
How to write a haiku poem

How to write a haiku poem

Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry, short in length with no rhymes, and often with a strong focus on nature. Due to their compactness, haiku poems can be fun to write, whatever your writing and poetry skills; whether you are a published poet or a complete novice. Haiku poetry…
Top note-taking tips for students

Top note-taking tips for students

Note-taking is an essential learning skill that many students struggle with. If you are or have been a student, have you ever been given any direction on your note-taking? The chances are the answer is no. Unfortunately, many students aren’t even aware of what they should be taking notes of,…
Why all writers should keep a journal

Why all writers should keep a journal

Many successful writers have kept a journal – from Virginia Woolf to David Sedaris, to C.S. Lewis and Anaïs Nin. Life is inspiration for all writers, and how better to process it for use in your own writing than to experience it, then write aspects of it down as a…
Tips for being a great Pen Pal

Tips for being a great Pen Pal

Being a pen pal may sound a simple task, but there are things you can do and say – especially in the early stages – to lay the foundations of a fantastic snail mail friendship, which makes both parties happy, and ups the chances of it lasting. After all, it’s…
What to write in a Wedding Guestbook

What to write in a Wedding Guestbook

We’ve all been there; you’re relaxing and enjoying yourself at a wedding, when suddenly the guest book is in your hands, and the pressure is on. If it’s not passed to you, you’ll no doubt be asked several times during the wedding party if you’ve signed it, so there’s no…
How to write a great wedding speech

How to write a great wedding speech

They say weddings are stressful events to organise, but I think it is arguable that writing a wedding speech is one of the hardest and most daunting tasks of the big day. This wonderful yet unenviable task is often expected of the Best Man, the Father of the Bride, and…