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

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

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

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