Carla Acheson

Historical Fiction Author

The Fear of Writing Badly

Recently I had a little discussion on the subject of writing with someone who possessed great imagination but very little self-confidence in his writing ability. I had to remind him that the whole concept of ‘ability’ comes from the phrase ‘being able.’ Not only are we…

The Comma Crisis

Every hard working writer awaits a vocabulary crisis of some sort. Whether it’s in the first draft, last draft or the subsequent proof-reads, we know that something intrinsically painful usually awaits us at a junction ahead. The one that I acutely remember, with distinctly shivering…

Getting a Writing Schedule

Being a self-employed (or rather self-imploding) writer it’s often hard to separate work from home life.  I mean how many sit-at- home writers actually manage a decent schedule of their time? Do they do three hours in the morning , break for lunch, maybe another two and…