Getting Back Into Your Writing After A Long Break

“Almost everything will work if you unplug it for a few minutes…even you.” Ahh, the thought of doing absolutely nothing. Bliss, right? Perhaps, like me, you spent months preparing for NaNoWriMo, then did NaNoWriMo, then decided you needed a month or two out. Probably both the best and worst thing you could possibly do as…

Owl Eyes: A Fairy Tale – Book Review

“The words tickled at the fringes of my memory, not quite making their way to my lips.” My first review of 2019 is here, hurrah! I’m kicking off the New Year with my second review for Books Of All Shades – a book that not only surprised me with its excellence, but one that I…

How To Be A NaNoWriMo Winner!

“A winner never quits, and a quitter never wins.” Honestly, where has November gone?! One minute, all us writers were frantically planning those last minute chapters. Then, without warning, NaNoWriMo ended!  This year, I completed NaNoWriMo for the first time, winning with a total of 50,218 words. I am so overwhelmed with how well things went. Despite suffering from…

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to NaNoWriMo…From NaNo Newbies!

“The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on.” I’m really excited about this post! The first reason is because I get to share my experience of┬ápreparing for NaNoWriMo as a complete newbie. (NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month – it’s the task of writing 50,000 words on a novel throughout the…

NaNoWriMo Prep Update #1!

“You don’t have to be mad to do this…but it helps.” I would say, “Well…it’s that time of year again, where I tear my hair out doing something I love!” But I won’t. This November will be my first ever NaNoWriMo! (Help). NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month encourages writers around the world to venture…

The Other Side – Book Review

“But to adjust, you must consider this all to be a foreign language you cannot decipher. “ As I meet new authors looking to make a name for themselves, I always see two things that they have in common. Number one, everyone I’ve met so far are incredibly determined and are proud as punch of…

Powerful Ways To Bring Your Story To Life

“Writing is the painting of the voice.” Writing is an art form. It’s a way of releasing all those imaginative thoughts that cloud your mind on a rainy day. It’s expressing all those feelings, the ones you’ve kept bottled up for so long. It’s creating a fictional land where anything at all can happen. It’s…

The Hardest Things About Being A Writer

“Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.” Writing is great. Whether you’re writing multiple times a week on your own personal blog or if you’ve got a new novel in the works, getting your ideas onto paper can be one of the greatest feelings in the world. It gives you a sense…

Valentine: Act I – Book Review

“Maybe the world would understand. This decision, right now, is the biggest regret of his life.” If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, firstly, welcome back! Secondly, you’ll have realised that I start each blog post with a memorable quote about each topic. When I write a book review, it tends to be a…

Stranger Than Fiction: Progress Report!

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who can’t change their minds cannot change anything.” Drum roll please… it’s finally happened! No, I’ve not actually written any more of my story (yet!) but I have begun that lengthy planning process! The thing I’ve been telling myself to do for a hell of a long time….