Firstly, I'd like to apologise for the radio silence here on my blog. I decided to take a step back in order to focus on my writing, which is going fairly well at the moment. Hence why I am posting this. I wanted to let you guys know that I have created a profile on … Continue reading Inkitt
A belated Happy New Year to you all! It’s been a few months (maybe more) since I last posted on here. I want to be better about that, for myself more than anything. But I took some well needed time off from this blog to focus on a new WIP which I’m really excited about! … Continue reading New Year, New Goals
Hey! So, I haven’t posted for a while, and thought I would start with an update. (And I might turn this into a series to keep you all up to date with the progress I’m making etc. – Let me know if you’d be interested!) WRITING Defiant. Back in May I started another rewrite (one … Continue reading Update
Since Instagram didn't want to get the formatting right, I thought I would post the snippet here. And, lucky for you guys, I decided to post a longer snippet too! ***** I flashed a grin at the captain. “Was the tower too good for me?” “Less chance of escape if there is no window.” I … Continue reading Defiant Rewrite Snippet
Books are not written overnight. It's important to keep your goals realistic and in order to do so, you need to evaluate what is most important to you. Some people set word count goals whilst others set the goal of writing at a specific time of day for a certain length of time. Others write … Continue reading Realistic Goals
So, it's been almost two months since my last post. And for that I am sorry. Life has gotten in the way a bit and I want to try to be better at posting here. The problem is that I lost motivation. Motivation for a lot of things. And that's OK. Sometimes we just need … Continue reading Why I Haven’t Posted for a While
This week I am going to look at something that has been on my radar for a very long time. This topic is something I have heard about with regards to companies like Huffington Post that pay their writers in ‘exposure’ as opposed to actual money. However, in recent months I have been thinking of … Continue reading The True Cost of Free
Oh, how I long for the days of the first draft. The freedom, the creativity, the wondering where the characters will take you next. Being able to follow the characters down a rabbit hole with no fear. How I complained when writing the first draft. If only I had known that the rewrite was waiting … Continue reading Rewriting: When Will It End?
It may seem like the only way to improve upon our own writing is through inhaling books at a rate of knots, however, there are simpler ways. If you are anything like me, it takes a very long time to get through a book, simply because you are a slow reader. Luckily, there is something … Continue reading Learning Craft through TV Shows and Films
Chinese New Year is here! Wear red, eat good food, and see it in with joy. 新年快乐 or, in English, Happy New Year!