All About My Writer’s Notebook

Most writers I know have an addiction to something (coffee, Twitter, notebook&pens etc.) I have been collecting notebooks for years and years, and recently I have started to make my own. I really enjoy crafting my own supplies. I feel like it gives me a certain kind of creative independence, and it allows me to … Continue reading All About My Writer’s Notebook

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Ruth – A Novella

I think I'm at a point deep enough into the writing process where I am comfortable to publicly talk about my project. For the past six months, I have been working on a three-part novella called Ruth. I wrote the first 10,000 words of it for my Creative Writing dissertation. I think having an advisor … Continue reading Ruth – A Novella

10 Quotes That Inspire Me and Why

I'm a sucker for a good quote. I think the reason why is because the best of them distil the situation in one or two sentences and express exactly what I'm feeling.  When it comes to quotes about writing or that inspire my writing, I could talk about them all day, but for the purpose … Continue reading 10 Quotes That Inspire Me and Why

Why I Write

What is writing, after all? A form of communication. A listing of symbols through which we convey meaning. I am of the belief that it's a kind of magic. It's time-travel. It's the undenied profession of human existence. It's a ritualistic expression of self and discovery. It's catharsis, murder without jail. It's growing up on … Continue reading Why I Write

How I Write

Recently, I had a flip through How I Write: The Secret Lives of Authors by Dan Crowe and Phillip Oltermann, and was fascinated to learn about all the quirky rituals and specific places that help writers complete their work, and found a few inspiring. I realised that we all have quite particular ways of doing … Continue reading How I Write

The Value of Personal Archives

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash  Most recordings and accounts of our lives are now being distributed online. 'Science and culture in the 21st century are born digital; today’s Einsteins, Rembrandts, and Bachs create and record their works on digital devices.' (1) We are archiving our lives in real-time, probably without even realising it. Everything … Continue reading The Value of Personal Archives

Always Feeling Like an Impostor

I remember I got invited to a spoken word night to read some of my work, and all I could think was 'Huh, surely someone has made a mistake, my stuff isn't good enough to be read out loud.' One of my short stories got picked out of a dozen others to be published on … Continue reading Always Feeling Like an Impostor

Prussia Cove Writing Trip

A beautiful backdrop, completely disconnected from the outside world and seemingly out of this decade, the dramatic coastal path stretching left and right. Does it make you want to pull out your pen and paper? Because this is the type of thing that really gets my creative juices flowing. I don't get a chance to … Continue reading Prussia Cove Writing Trip

Why the Author Persona is a Reductive Concept

There is a great deal of pressure in to stand out as a creative, and this is mostly due to an oversaturated market and overflowing media feeds. Marketing-savvy authors are expected to create a certain kind of image, a brand. "Brand not only tells the world who you are and what you stand for, but … Continue reading Why the Author Persona is a Reductive Concept