Plotting Your Plot


Writer's life, Writing, Writing tips

Whether or not you’re a Plotterhead or a Wing-it Person, at one point, some form of plotting is handy. Especially, if like me, you write mysteries. Most of the time I still surprise myself, but before I start it’s handy to know in which direction I want to go. Much like a road trip where […]

October 18, 2018

#WriterProblems


Writer's life, Writing

Papercuts aren’t the writer’s only enemy. There are plenty of terrors that a writer has to face during the struggle to put pen to paper. As if writing itself isn’t challenging enough, we still do it. We persevere and survive our struggles with the characters, plot, and our pens that spill ink all over us. […]

October 6, 2018

Make Writing A Habit


Writer's life, Writing

One of the main things people say when I tell them I’m a writer is that they too have toyed with the idea. Like it’s something that you just do for a moment because it’s fun. I mean, it IS fun. But that’s not all it is and I know it’s not something I could […]

September 15, 2018

The Benefits of Tracking Progress


Writer's life, Writing

Being a writer means you’re the boss of your own work. This can have benefits as well as downsides. It’s nice when (at least at first) nobody is looking over your shoulder, but it also means you’re the only person who can assess your own progress. And just like you have evaluations at ‘normal’ jobs, […]

August 19, 2018

How to Keep Myself Motivated


Writer's life, Writing, Writing tips

Writing is amazing. It’s my favourite addiction. If I ever get stranded on a deserted island, I’d only need a pen and paper. I’m pretty sure I was born a writer. Apart from being a writer, I’m also a perfectionist. I can assure you that it is highly annoying, but at the same time ensures […]

July 1, 2018

Writing Challenges!


Writing, Writing Prompts

It’s always fun to challenge yourself, especially when it means you get to unleash all your creativity. Even if it means you get some creativity into your eye. Just don’t blink and it will go away. Below are some creative challenges of which you must execute at least three. If you spot any that are […]

June 6, 2018

Tips To Prepare For Querying


Writer's life, Writing, Writing tips

Writing itself is already hard enough, but querying is a whole different ballgame where the balls are made of metal spikes and are also on fire. Querying is a process that is out of your hands and that is probably what makes it so hard. Here are some tips to make it feel less like […]

June 3, 2018

Tips On How To Wing It


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One of my favourite parts about winging it as a writer is the feeling I get every time I sit down behind my laptop. With a sense of excitement, I follow my characters. Just like a reader, I don’t know what will happen next. I’m sure it has both downsides and upsides to write that […]

May 30, 2018

How I Start a Novel


Writer's life, Writing

Every writer has their own process when it comes to tackling a new novel. Imagine sitting in the middle of your room while a story is bubbling to the surface surrounded by an explosion of post-its. Or perhaps staring out the window or at your partner’s face while a story crawls up to your conscious […]

May 27, 2018

Writer Problems


Uncategorized, Writer's life, Writing

Papercuts aren’t the only problems a writer has to face. Mainly because there are laptops now. But also because there are plenty of issues that withstand the test of time.┬áIf anyone ever makes you feel like writing is easy, feel free to give them a high five. In the face. With a cactus. The first […]

April 29, 2018