Reading outside of your comfort zone can open up doors you never knew existed. You might find something else you like, or experience something new.
What is succes and what is your success? It’s different for everyone. Don’t let your success be dependent on other people. Take action for yourself.
When do you DNF a book? Or do you finish all the books you start? Tessa shares her opinion on quitting books and why she doesn’t DNF a book.
Exercise your creative muscle to stay on top of your game. You can do it without any tools, just use your mind. Find more ways to be creative.
Writers have their own reading habits and they sometimes change when they’re actively working on a first draft. Here’s what I do and don’t read.
I don’t believe in writer’s block. Three things are responsible for being unable to create and here are some tips to fix them.
Not the blank page, but the second draft is what Tessa fears most. About dealing with criticism and bannishing perfection to finish a manuscript.
Turning thirty has Tessa reminiscing about the past decade. She talks about how she realised that writing fiction was what she wanted to do most and how she got to that point.
Everyone has secrets, but some more than others. Give a character a dark secret and suddenly they become much more interesting. Use this secret to heighten the suspense in your story. Keep the mystery alive until the very end.
‘Small Towns’ are the perfect setting for a story and many writers create their own town for their mysteries, romances and adventures. This week Tessa explains why she likes stories set in small towns so much, no matter what the genre is.