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

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. If 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

5 Things A Writer Needs


Writer's life, Writing

Writing can be a dangerous endeavour. Havoc, despair, mayhem and all such things can and will be present during the writing process. Don’t get me started on the characters. It probably doesn’t help that I usually give them weapons. Before embarking on the next novel, one should definitely take into consideration what to bring on […]

April 25, 2018

How To Improve Your Writing


Writer's life, Writing, Writing tips

As a child, I loved reading R.L. Stine. I was captivated by his Fear Street novels and devoured them like a book-loving banshee. However, even HIS earlier work was not as good as his later work. That is not surprising. The more experience, the better you are wielding the written word. When being any kind […]

April 8, 2018

Why Characters Need To Be Flawed


Writer's life, Writing, Writing tips

If You Got It, Flaw It Perfection does not exist, perhaps that’s why we work so hard to achieve it. It’s only human. It doesn’t mean that we succeed. I know my grammar, yet I still make mistakes. Those pesky errors find ways to slip past my detection system, which is basically just my eyes. […]

March 25, 2018

The Importance Of A Writing Community


Writer's life

Picture a writer and you may envision a person in their PJs with disheveled hair and wild eyes, hunched in front of their laptop. Their only companion is their cup of coffee or tea and don’t you even dare go near that writer, because they will bite your head off now that they’re in a […]

March 21, 2018

Finding Your Beta-Readers


Writer's life, Writing, Writing tips

Or as I like to call them: Ninja readers. Every writer, no matter how good or bad NEEDS these unmasked heroes. Why? Because feedback makes you a better writer. Yes, ninja readers are amazing. Get yours today! If you call now, you get one more beta-reader FREE. No, unfortunately it doesn’t work like that. How […]

March 18, 2018