Welcome to The Write District

Welcome to The Write District

As part of my new year goals, I’ve decided to try and make at least £500 from my copywriting and ghostwriting business. I made a little last year when I got my first client, but as writing is something I’d like to eventually replace my day job, I definitely need to...

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What to do when you don’t want to write *that* book

What to do when you don’t want to write *that* book

Last week I mentioned how I wrote down my writing goals for this year. My goals so far consist of:  Earning at least £500 from freelancing  Submitting a new Arts Council submission for funding (make sure you check out this post to see if I’m successful this time...

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New year, new goals

New year, new goals

It’s another new year, which can only mean one thing – it's time to set some goals!  No, I don’t mean resolutions. If you want to know more about my feelings on resolutions, then you can read my post here.   As someone who loves lists and plans and bullet points, I’ve...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy new year, folks! Well, we did it. We made it to 2023. I don’t know why, but I’m so glad to see the back of 2022. Here’s the thing, looking back, 2022 wasn’t even a bad year for me - I’ve had much worse - so why am I so relieved it’s finally January? Maybe it’s...

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I FUCKING DID IT!

I FUCKING DID IT!

I FUCKING DID IT!! I still can’t believe it – after last week’s post wondering if I’d get my detailed synopsis done by Friday, I’m ssooo happy to announce that I DID IT!! Even now, 12 hours later, I still have a smile on my face, and I can’t stop thinking about it. Ok...

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Hat weather!…and a NaNoWriMo update

Hat weather!…and a NaNoWriMo update

Well, it's finally that time of year again – the wind is blowing, the fire is on, and the hats are out! Today was the first time this season that I put a hat on to walk the Big Terror, and my god am I glad I did. The wind today was chilling – luckily we seemed to have...

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Happy NaNoWriMo day!

Happy NaNoWriMo day!

Well, today’s the day.  Today’s the day all of us aspiring writers out there begin to feverishly scribble all our thoughts and feelings and half-plotted stories down, in the hopes that by the end of November we’ll have something vaguely assembling a finished draft (or...

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Flash Fridays: Smile

Flash Fridays: Smile

It's Friday! And you know what that means - it's time for some flash fiction!  This week's fiction piece is proper 'micro' - only 100 words allowed. Not too sure why I wrote what I did - perhaps it's something to do with the days getting shorter, and the nights...

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September TBR Pile

September TBR Pile

 Z's note: I originally wrote this post for the book club I’m a part of – Book with a Brew – you can check out the original post on their Instagram here. 🍂🔥📚 It’s finally autumn, which means the nights are drawing in, the days are getting cooler, and it’s time to...

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Flash Fridays: Midnight

Flash Fridays: Midnight

It's time for another Flash Friday! I was proper shocked when I looked back through my old posts and discovered its been A WHOLE YEAR since I last posted one of these. Surely that can't be right?! I remember writing my last one like it was yesterday - it's actually...

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The Premonitions Bureau by Sam Knight

The Premonitions Bureau by Sam Knight

It's time for another book review! I originally wrote this review for the book club I'm a part of - Book with a Brew - you can check out the original post on their Instagram here. This is the first non-fiction book by Sam Knight, a staff writer for The New Yorker. As...

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The Rejection List

The Rejection List

As promised in my previous post, I've finally set up a blog post specifically so I can record aaalllll my many rejections for you guys. I'm hoping that by being completely honest about this process I can a) show you what the life of a writer is really like and b) use...

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On Rejection

On Rejection

We've had a lot of people off work lately, which means I've been asked to step in and help out delivering some workshops in schools. I actually really enjoy doing things like that it – it's something new to try, I get to learn different skills and I also get out of...

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Change in the winds

Change in the winds

Today, I am angry. There, I said it. Phew. When I first started this new blog, I told myself that I’d keep all my posts super professional and writing-focused – no treating this like a personal blog and writing my actual thoughts and feelings. After all, this is my...

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Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder

Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder

Hello folks, long time, no talk. I wanted to do a 'Happy New Year!' post but then we all caught covid, and then it was back to work and back to the grind and by the time I had the headspace to actually write another blog, well, as you can tell, it's now mid-Feb and I...

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British Fantasy Award Winners

British Fantasy Award Winners

I’m a bit late to the party with this, but ‘better late than never’ as my old gaffer used to say. FantasyCon took place on 26th September 2021 in Birmingham, and as part of this, the annual British Fantasy Award winners were announced. I so wish I’d been able to go,...

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