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

Writing Prompts: Magic


Writing, Writing Prompts

Everybody can use a dash of magic in their lives, especially if shenanigans follow. So why not throw a character into a pool of magical mayhem and see if they can swim to the other side. Have fun. #1 Your character stumbled upon a coffee shop that she has never seen before, though it is […]

April 22, 2018

Creative Writing Prompts: Justice


Writing, Writing Prompts

We all need a kick in the creative butt every now and then. Perhaps you don’t have time to work on your current project. Perhaps you don’t even have a project. You like to live dangerously, don’t you? Well, I’ve got some challenges that may kickstart your muse. Grab a pen and a lucky sock. […]

April 4, 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