Writing Prompts: Autumn


Writing, Writing Prompts

The weather outside is dreary and gloomy. Leaves are starting to fall and rain occasionally taps against the windows. I love it. Soon it will get colder and we’ll be forced to snuggle under blankets while we drink hot chocolate. Naturally, these next writing prompts are related to autumn. Be sure to focus on the […]

September 29, 2019

Notebooks and Blogging


Blogging

If you’re like me, you’re obsessed with notebooks. You hold them, you lick them, you stare at them until they’re uncomfortable. It’s wonderful. However, the downside of loving notebooks is that you buy them. A lot. And a lot of them will be blank. I personally like using one notebook for a novel (or novel […]

September 8, 2019

Creative Ways to Brainstorm


Writing tips

As a writer or any kind of artist, brainstorming is something we’re all familiar with. There are moments that inspiration hits us like a thunderbolt, but there are plenty of times that we have to resort to brainstorming exercises. Here are a few that can lure the muse to your writing desk. First of all, […]

September 1, 2019

Writing Prompts: Scene Starters


Writing Prompts

The next few lines are the opening lines for a scene. It’s up to you where you take it. Have fun. “You said you loved me.” The one thing I hadn’t counted on, was dying. When in doubt, pick the gun. “Why do you smell like death?” If only I was better at keeping secrets. […]

June 30, 2019

Dealing with Feedback


Writer's life, Writing tips

Getting feedback on your novel is a terrifying gift. Always be grateful that someone took the time to read your work and provided you with feedback. It is incredibly valuable, assuming the feedback was constructive. Dealing with feedback is unavoidable in the writing business. And life. There are a few things to keep in mind […]

June 23, 2019

How To Give Feedback


Writer's life, Writing tips

If you’re a beta reader or ever helped a fellow writer out, then it’s unavoidable to give feedback. But what do you have to keep in mind when giving it? I regularly hear complaints from writers who have gotten feedback that just wasn’t useful, or even offensive. So what is the best way to give […]

June 16, 2019

Mood Boards and Writing


Writer's life, Writing, Writing tips

My latest WIP is about time travel and parallel universes and has been a reason for excitement ever since the idea popped into my brain. I knew from the beginning that the story had to simmer. I wanted to get the details right before I put pen to paper. There is such a thing as […]

June 9, 2019

General Query Tips


Writer's life, Writing tips

Querying is a daunting task in itself. It feels like you’ve just braved the epic climb of a mountain and now you’re about to face the fire-breathing dragon. The most difficult thing about this journey is the rejection and self-doubt. That is why it’s important to make sure you query when you are ready. When […]

June 2, 2019

Four Types of Writers: Which one are you?


Writer's life

Please be advised that this post was actually written by my potted plant Gary. He is not the best speller in the world, but it doesn’t matter. He’s listed four kinds of writers for your amusement. Which one are you? The Diligent Writer You are a very focussed writer. You plan and plot every aspect […]

May 30, 2019