It's that time again when we look back on the year as a new one begins. I must admit I'm not sorry to see the back of 2017! On top of my thyroid issues, someone drove into the back of me giving me whiplash and I had to go to A and E twice, having… Continue reading Dear 2018
Once you have an idea for story, the next step is to decide how you're going to tell that story. I've ended up using two very different ways of telling a story for my first two novels. The Second Love Of My Life, which was published last year is written from the first person perspective… Continue reading How Do You Choose How To Tell A Story?
I can't believe that I haven't watched It's A Wonderful Life before now. I always see it on Best Christmas Movie lists and I thought it was about time I picked up a copy and gave it a whirl. Who doesn't love a festive film? I'm so glad I did. It's A Wonderful Life is… Continue reading It’s A Kind Life
When I started to write my Random Acts Of Kindness serial, I looked at a lot of Kindness stories online, and each one always warmed my heart but it’s often easier to remember the times when the human race is less kind. When you look back on your day, it’s often the frustrations that stick… Continue reading An Act Of Kindness
When people ask me about writing, I think one of the questions I get the most is - how do you keep writing when self-doubt strikes? This happened the other day and I joked that most times I sit at the laptop I have a crisis of confidence but then I thought more seriously about… Continue reading How to get through a crisis of confidence
Scrolling through Twitter yesterday I saw a lot of tweets talking about writing every day in response to another article about the subject. I've read so many articles about how you have to write every day. They often say things like "if you want to be a REAL writer, you must write everyday" and make… Continue reading Write to the tap of your own pen
This week, my year of positivity has hit shaky ground. Fed up of worrying about health issues and not focusing as much as I wanted to on editing my new book, I've not been in the best frame of mind. I wish I didn't find it so hard to stay positive when weeks go this… Continue reading How do you put positivity into action?
I have been writing about how to stay positive this year and continuing the series, I thought it would be interesting for us to talk about what we can do when we have a day when positivity runs away. It's inevitable that there will be both good days and bad days during our year of… Continue reading When Positivity Runs Away
This year I decided my main New Year's resolution would be to be more positive (https://victoria-writes.com/2017/01/05/the-year-of-positivity/) so I've been thinking since about the ways I can do this. It's not easy to always be positive. Life gets in the way. I am still battling my overactive thyroid and some days it's hard not to… Continue reading Focusing on Goals
The first book I read this year was The Secret by Rhonda Bryne. The premise of the book is that we all have the power to have everything we want in life, we just need to ask the universe for it, believe we will get it and visualise already having it and then it… Continue reading The Year of Positivity