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

Hidden Tools in Microsoft Word That Will Take Your Writing to the Next Level

Today I am going to share my favourite hidden gems that come with your Microsoft word processor, as well as a bonus trick to keep you in the writing mood! As someone who gets quite easily sidetracked, I've found these hidden features extremely helpful when it comes to reducing the number of distractions interrupting my … Continue reading Hidden Tools in Microsoft Word That Will Take Your Writing to the Next Level

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

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

Writing update

What's really happening is that I'm working on an idea for a novel. I'm a perfectionist, you see, so even this simple task, which should probably only take a couple of weeks, has been ongoing¬†for a few years now. I know what I want it to be, I can 'see' it in my mind's eye, … Continue reading Writing update

A Day In the Sun

Snow Fell On the Day I Was Born On a cold December morning, a woman gave birth to her firstborn. She was full of love and excitement, and she held her daughter against her bare chest. The child was small, hot skin against her own, and cried out in the night from the adjacent cot … Continue reading A Day In the Sun