Monday Inspiration

Monday Inspiration – Time Out

Taking time out from writing is okay. It might not feel like what you need to do right this second, when time pressures are on you and you're watching the clock click down to the close of another writing session. But maybe today is the day you need to think. To sit and breathe with… Continue reading Monday Inspiration – Time Out

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How To: Character Drivers

As January brings us into a new year and a new decade, I thought it would be nice to chance up some of my blog pieces. Over the years I’ve been writing, I’ve collected various bits of information that are squirrelled away in notebooks and in my mind that might come in handy to other… Continue reading How To: Character Drivers

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Reflections on a Year (December Update)

It’s the end of 2019. The end of a decade. Wow, seems weird when you say it like that. I’ve seen lots of those “decade” challenges floating around on various social media platforms, showing how much people have changed over the last 10 years. To think back to where I was in 2010, barely starting… Continue reading Reflections on a Year (December Update)

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Lessons from Nano (November Update)

How is it the end of November already? I swear a minute ago it was August, and now we’re closing in on the end of the year at the speed of light. This month, my focus has all be on Nanowrimo, which has meant my short flash fiction & other short stories have taken somewhat… Continue reading Lessons from Nano (November Update)

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Nanowrimo Prep (October Update)

This October has mostly been prepping for Nanowrimo, tidying up some old projects and writing my #fantasyqueensfall entry for the competition being run over IG. It’s been a busy month, and November looks like it’ll be even busier! What I’m writing for Nanowrimo Last year I did my first ever Nanowrimo, and it left me… Continue reading Nanowrimo Prep (October Update)

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Finding the Time (September Update)

Finding the Time Time. That ever elusive concept that keeps slipping through my fingers. The times I don’t have enough time to sit down and write, but I have enough time to do everything else. The Chores. Work. Cooking food. Finding time to write is always difficult. Half of it is because I need an… Continue reading Finding the Time (September Update)

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Opinion – The Gardener vs The Architect

There are many archetypes and personality types that any kind of person could try to shove themselves into in an attempt to categorise the human psyche. I remember at school those who were studying psychology coming out of their lesson and trying to shove labels onto various ticks, habits and phrases that people said as… Continue reading Opinion – The Gardener vs The Architect

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More Learnings from my Travels (August Update)

August has always been an “end” month to me. I think my brain never quite fully shook the school year when I left it many moons ago. I lived for so long in a September – September existence that even now when I can finally run by the normal calendar year, August still feels like… Continue reading More Learnings from my Travels (August Update)

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July Blog – Liminal Space

There is some part of me that does not quite believe it’s the end of July. It feels an almost surreal month, one which merges with June because it’s both a “J” month in my head (and June and July look so similar it’s easy to get them muddled – thanks dyslexia!) July is a… Continue reading July Blog – Liminal Space