Writers Hack #5

This week's writers hack is concerning writing sprints, a favoured activity for people participating in NaNoWriMo. The aim is to set a specific amount of time and a group of people, or someone on their own, tries to write as much as they can. Not only can this boost your word count during November, it... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Update – 26/10/2017

With less than a week to go till November 1st my secondary story idea is planned to the same extent as my first. It is called The Revelation Academy and I will be posting a synopsis either later today or tomorrow.  I haven't decided if I will just try to write one in November or... Continue Reading →

Writers Hack #4

This weeks Writers Hack is concerning time. More specifically, taking the time to write properly. Admittedly this isn't so much a hack as just advice, but it is important so I'm going to write about it anyway, I hope you don't mind.  There is a lot of advice out there about finding the time to... Continue Reading →

Writers Hack #3

This weeks Writers Hack is the usefulness of taking photos to aid your planning and writing. Photographs can be used in all walks of life. They help people remember events, they can show off memories to friends and family (or random people on social media) and they help capture the best and worse in people.... Continue Reading →

New look for the blog

Hi everyone! I have just this morning revamped the look of the blog as well as editing some of the pages found above. I now have a dedicated NaNoWriMo 2017 page which I will update during November showing my progress throughout the challenge. I also have a page with my contact details should you wish... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Prep – Outlines

Preparation for NaNoWriMo 2017 is still underway. With only 19 days left to D-Day (or should it be N-Day?) I am rather panicked about getting everything done in time. I have started my chapter outlines in earnest today. I have an Excel spreadsheet to fill out, listing opening scenes, main events and closing scenes. Once... Continue Reading →

Writers Hack #2

This weeks Writers Hack is concerning bullet points. Just for clarification, this isn't going to become a post about Bullet Journals, I don't know too much about them and I don't use them. I want to talk about using bullet points in planning and writing. First off, planning. When outlining anything, be it chapters, characters... Continue Reading →

Writers Hack #1

I've seen writers hacks being written about just about everywhere! I thought I would add my own comments on some I employ. The first one is perhaps the most obvious: keeping a notebook. I have a very small notebook I keep in my handbag, I love the design (a skull, with wording pointing out the... Continue Reading →

It’s NaNoWriMo Prep Season!

Well it is now October, officially prep season. Time to get down to business. I have a lot to do before November 1st. I need to: Finish character building. Finish mapping out settings. Compile my scene cards into chapters. Set down a schedule for my writing and social media. I have done: Finished fleshing out... Continue Reading →

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