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First published as part of my Summer Newsletter 2020 – if you’re not signed up to my quarterly newsletters, click here! This month I’ve spent some time researching about publishing, agents, and how my WIP book could be released into the wild for people to enjoy. One of the main hurdles of sending your beloved … More Traditional vs Self Publishing (Opinion Blog)
Trust your talent. Trust your passion. Trust your dreams. Trust yourself.
Being uncomfortable is a good thing. It means you’re growing and learning and changing. It means you’re stretching yourself to new heights. Reaching new goals. Achieving new things. Lean into being uncomfortable.
Your dreams are only as real as your relentless belief to follow them. They do not materialise without pain. They do not materialise with wishes or wants. Dreams are hard to create because there is the graft that takes it to get there. There are the setbacks, the moments of disbelief, the hardships that hold … More Don’t Give Up Now (Monday Inspiration)
There are hundreds upon hundreds of tools out there on the internet to teach you the fundamental parts of a story. However, I want to tell you a secret- Come closer. Closer still. Listening? You don’t have to follow all of those plot structures all of the time. Now, don’t get me wrong, there is … More How To: Basics of Plotting
This edition of my “How To” series I’m looking at creatures & animals that populate your fantasy world – how to make them unique, how to make them fit within your world, and how to make them relevant to your story. You don’t need to build every detail One of the things about worldbuilding is … More “How To” – Creatures & Animals
The weather. Not something that would normally be considered paramount in a worldbuilding session. It’s a thing that, unless fundamental to your story (e.g. Stormlight Archives’ “Highstorms”), it is part of your patchwork of the world that enriches the world of your story. However, if you think about your day-to-day life, you still decide a … More "How To" – Weather
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 … More How To: Character Drivers