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 →

An Interview with Helen Grant

A couple weeks ago I reviewed Ghost by Helen Grant, a thriller novel with a gothic twist. You can read my review here. Today I have the honour of hosting a Q&A with Helen, I asked the questions from a reader and writers point of view, so hopefully they will be of an interest to you.  ... Continue Reading →

My Writing Life: Planning and Plotting

When I first got the idea for my current work in progress, The Revelation Academy, I was actually already planning a different novel. For the first idea I was using revision cards to plan out my scenes and where they would sit in the overall story. But for TRA I ended up choosing a different method, I... 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 →

My New Series – Bound In Thought

Big news everyone! I have a new series being published online, through a website called Channillo, and the first chapter is available to read for free today. It is called Bound In Thought and new chapters will be published on the 21st of each month. Take a look at my synopsis and let me know... Continue Reading →

Camp NaNoWriMo – Week One Is Over

Hello everyone! Well we are one week into April and I have been rather productive considering I have been on holiday and haven't had much time for writing. I am ten pages into my thirty needed to complete Camp NaNoWriMo, the majority of which were hand written then typed up late last night after getting... 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 →

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