We are looking for buried treasure for today’s #Tuesday Tips as we celebrate the birthday of the great Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island and the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde which is today.


Stevenson was a man who battled illness with tuberculosis whilst keeping a desire to write. An avid traveller, many of Stevenson’s journeys helped to feed his thirst for adventure and inspire his writing. He did marry and he eventually settled in Samoa in the south Pacific isles, where he continued to write tales up until his death in 1894.[1]


We feel at TSW HQ we can gain a lot of writing tips from the life of Robert Louis Stevenson and here’s what we think are important:


  1. Never let anything stand in the way of your desire to write, even when times prove to be challenging – keep going, never fear as you’re not on your own.
  2. Use your passions whatever they may be to help inspire your creativity (like travel in the case of Robert Louis Stevenson) as you never know what can come from them!!!
  3. Follow your dreams – as your subconscious can play a huge part in the creative process! Stevenson once scolded his wife for waking him from a dream he had, he said, ‘I was dreaming a fine bogey tale,’ [2] which became later Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.


If you do find yourself writing down your dreams and creating a piece of writing you would like to share, then send it to us at as we love reading amazing writing.