The Anxious Author

3 Pieces of Equipment All Anxious Authors Need

Creativity comes with a price and it's usually suffering. They say the best works of art, whether it's paintings or novels, are the consequence of a tortured mind. I don't know how much I agree with this, but I do feel that there is an element of truth to it. Sometimes, that degree of suffering… Continue reading 3 Pieces of Equipment All Anxious Authors Need

The Anxious Author

3 Exercises to Crush Your Writing Rut – The Anxious Author

Writing ruts? Don't you mean writer's block? Nope, not this time. My luck as an Anxious Author extends to never having suffered writer's block before and as such, I'm woefully under-qualified to discuss it. As far as I'm concerned, there's a big difference between writer's block and a writing rut and here's how: Writer's block… Continue reading 3 Exercises to Crush Your Writing Rut – The Anxious Author

Reading Catch Ups

Reading Round-Up: 19th-24th June 2020

Remember that The Anxious Author post I wrote a few weeks back called 3 Alcoholic Drinks to Take the Edge Off? I really need to take my own advice this week and have a bottle to myself. Mini-rant incoming. The last two weeks I've been laid up with a sprained ankle and it's still impossible… Continue reading Reading Round-Up: 19th-24th June 2020

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3 Newsletter Building Resources for Anxious Authors – The Anxious Author

When Anxious Authors first start out building a newsletter list, it feels like running uphill in an 1800s diving suit. Where do newsletter subscribers live? What do they like to read about? Are they even going to be interested in my books? All these questions and more crossed my mind when I first began building… Continue reading 3 Newsletter Building Resources for Anxious Authors – The Anxious Author

What's on the TBR pile?

What’s on the reading pile: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

There are some days I log onto Twitter and feel like the world is ending. I don't want to talk about politics on this blog. We're here to talk about books and how much we enjoy them, not the state of the world. I mean, we read to escape all that, right? But I do… Continue reading What’s on the reading pile: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin