Have you heard of #100daycreativechallenge? It’s pretty epic. If you haven’t, read this: The 100 Day Creative Challenge So, like, I’m a notoriously erratic writer. I thought, what a wonderful way to make my #100daysofcreativity purposeful by trying to write daily. Then I reminded myself, there’s a reason you don’t write everyday. Ain’t nobody got […]Read more "100"
Last week, I downloaded “Plenty of fish” . For those of you not familiar, it is an online dating app, slightly less superficial than Tinder. It was midnight, I was tired and curious, a friend had raved about it, and I’d had a beer or maybe three. After creating a profile, I quickly fell asleep […]Read more "Plenty of Fish in the Sea"
As a fairly impulsive person, I find myself often jumping through different posts and following links without necessarily subscribing to follow blogs or websites on a regular basis. There are, however, a few that I will stick with and regularly read for inspiration, advice or interest. Aside from the helpful writing websites I check regularly, […]Read more "These Are A Few Of My Favourite Blogs"
Who else out there is taking part in NaNoWriMo? This is my first year, and so far, so good. In the weeks leading up to the start of November, I had several different story ideas floating around my head, and I agonised over trying to choose which one to develop, eventually jotting down basic structures […]Read more "Pantsing NaNoWriMo"
As a writer, I used to think that my dream space was my own beautiful library, the smell of old books egging me on to pen my own as I sat at a large oak desk with a quill and ink. Over the last six months of traveling, I’ve found myself in a different reality, […]Read more "Where Do You Write?"
1. Get it done If I don’t do these tasks that I’ve been diligently avoiding, a fairy won’t magically make them disappear. They’ll still be there, and I’ll be adding to my stress, knowing they’re there, knowing I do at some point need to do those tasks but I’ve still not completed them. The sooner […]Read more "Three reasons why I need to be productive today"
I was so excited when a couple of weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to assist her with her book project, on a paid basis. I was honoured that she’d choose to include me in her book-writing journey. I so believe in her and what she has to offer the world, and since […]Read more "Know Your Value"
Are you stuck on your latest book? Or do you have an idea for a novel inside you, but you don’t know where to start? Whatever stage of the process you’re at, a helpful exercise can be to write the blurb that would go on the back cover. You’ll need to simplify your ideas enough […]Read more "Write the Blurb"
Let me introduce you to an idea generator. All you need is a die. Roll twice for who, and once for every other category. You can then write a short piece based on your result. So, for example, I roll 2, 6, 2, 5, and 4. I could then try to write a story about […]Read more "Idea Generator"
Recently, I attended a local group in my community for writers. I had no idea what or who to expect, and felt apprehensive as I walked into the little room off the library. I was warmly welcomed and introduced to the ten or so other writers who were there; who represented a variety of genres, […]Read more "O is for Others"