Notebooks and Blogging


Blogging

If you’re like me, you’re obsessed with notebooks. You hold them, you lick them, you stare at them until they’re uncomfortable. It’s wonderful. However, the downside of loving notebooks is that you buy them. A lot. And a lot of them will be blank. I personally like using one notebook for a novel (or novel […]

September 8, 2019

Dealing with Feedback


Writer's life, Writing tips

Getting feedback on your novel is a terrifying gift. Always be grateful that someone took the time to read your work and provided you with feedback. It is incredibly valuable, assuming the feedback was constructive. Dealing with feedback is unavoidable in the writing business. And life. There are a few things to keep in mind […]

June 23, 2019

How To Give Feedback


Writer's life, Writing tips

If you’re a beta reader or ever helped a fellow writer out, then it’s unavoidable to give feedback. But what do you have to keep in mind when giving it? I regularly hear complaints from writers who have gotten feedback that just wasn’t useful, or even offensive. So what is the best way to give […]

June 16, 2019

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

Why I’m Not A Fan Of Cliffhangers


Reading, Writing

You’re reading a good book; you care about the characters, you feel with them, and you are completely immersed in their world, empathetic to their problems. Great. But then you are beginning to run out of pages and the climax is yet to happen, or worse, there’s a major plot twist after the climax and […]

February 14, 2018