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

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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‚Äôs 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

Let’s Talk About ‘Gilmore Girls’

The Stars Hollow fictional-set comedy series featuring the mother-daughter duo, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, is heart-warming, quick-witted and absolutely bingeable. The show follows the Gilmore girls as they juggle family dynamics, friends, love and career aspirations with overindulging on junk food and coffee. All while maintaining a flawless figure and being extremely fashionable despite being … Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Gilmore Girls’

Defining Success as a Writer in the Marketplace

I want to talk about two things that have been cropping up a lot in the past few months in daily conversation as I am nearing the end of my writing degree: being successful and getting published. I want to discuss how they can be defined, and what they mean for me. What is success? … Continue reading Defining Success as a Writer in the Marketplace