My Writing Life: Designing Settings

For this weeks post on my writing life I have decided to continue with the theme of planning a story and today we are focusing on settings. I'll be using my experience of creating the main setting for my novel The Revelation Academy to give you some tips for creating your own settings. To clarify,... Continue Reading →

My Writing Life: Character Plotting in Three Easy Steps

This Friday I will be discussing characters; how I create, design and plot them. I will be using my experience in doing this for my novel The Revelation Academy to describe how I did this particular part of planning. I have also included a couple of recommended resources at the end of this post. Character... Continue Reading →

My Writing Life: Writing Groups

So I haven't updated you on my writing life for a while now, but yesterday I had a new experience that I wanted to share with you all. I went to my first writing group meeting. Exciting right? Now, for clarification I have been a part of online writing groups, mainly during NaNoWriMo. I still... Continue Reading →

Finding Motivation to Write

Hello everyone! Today I would like to talk about finding motivation to write, how difficult or easy it can be day to day. On a good day I might be able to write a fair bit, maybe even a couple thousand words on a weekend. It can be anything that motivates me; a dream, a... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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