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

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

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

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

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

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