You should be writing. As far as memes go, it’s one that probably pops up the most in writers’ groups. “If you’re reading this, you should be writing,” “Stop scrolling Facebook and start writing,” and “If you’re not writing right now, you should be” are common variations on this same theme. These memes can be… Continue reading You should(n’t) be writing
Is there money in freelance writing in South Africa?
One of my least favourite sentences in the English language is "There's no money in that." When I was finishing high school and my friends and I started applying for university, I heard this phrase a lot. Several of my friends were discouraged from pursuing their dream degrees by their parents or teachers, who would… Continue reading Is there money in freelance writing in South Africa?
There are no aspiring writers
Since I started offering help to people who want to write for a living, I've encountered people who describe themselves as aspiring writers. “I want to be a writer,” they’ll say. “Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?” First, let's take a step back. What do you mean by 'aspiring'? Aspiring means you want… Continue reading There are no aspiring writers