Devastated by Criticism


How do you feel when others criticize something you’ve written? Do you just want to tear your work up and start all over again? If you do, you have something in common with J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of Lord of the Rings. And he is not the only great writer with whom you share this hypersensitive […]

Devastated by Criticism

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and… “


“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” C. S. Lewis, English, writer, poet, literary critic, essayist, lecturer

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and… “

T. E. Lawrence was born on this day


Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence CB DSO (16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935) was a British archaeologistarmy officerdiplomat, and writer, who became renowned for his role in the Arab Revolt (1916–1918) and the Sinai and Palestine Campaign (1915–1918) against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. The breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing, earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia, a title used for the 1962 film based on his wartime activities.

“…If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”


“The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” — Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, political figure, President of Liberia  

“…If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”

First Monday Mentoring January – one way to help your writing in 2018


When you start out as a writer – and even after you’re established, you’re bombarded with more advice than you can possibly use. At conferences and workshops you’ll hear about the ‘rules’ of writing. If you’re in a critique group, every member will have a different take on your work. Many books on writing give […]

First Monday Mentoring January – one way to help your writing in 2018