To say I cannot write would be an understatement. To say I was a perfectionist would be a truth. To say I was a dreamer would be realistic. There are words locked within my mind, this I know. It’s the same feeling when you know that someone is standing behind you, but just out of sight. They … More Why I Write
What if there were dragons? What if there weren’t dragons? I was having a rather in depth conversation the other day regarding worldbuilding. In the short space of one hour, an entire world had been created, backstories for the character filled out, and a small movie adaptation was already being brainstormed. One reason I am … More The World of “What If”
There is something to be said about how everything must be achieved now. I’ve talked before about taking your time when writing or creating. It’s something that I think needs to be said more – that it’s okay to not have achieved everything by a particular age or date or time. Life doesn’t work like … More It’s Okay to Pace Yourself
I think we can all accept that Adult fantasy is not the largest of book genres out there. It’s straddles a weird space – one between the “childish” ideals of magic and mythical creatures and a commentary on very “adult” issues. Why don’t many adults read adult fantasy. When I ask people what they read, … More Why you should read a Fantasy Book
Let’s talk about tropes – those storytelling shorthand cues that give the reader a clue as to what will happen next. In any kind of creative activity, you end up using shorthand triggers that act like cues to the reader. Used well, these cues can increase tension or help create an air of familiarity around … More Why Tropes are a good thing
See what you can achieve this week. Even if it’s just ten words on your manuscript. Even if it’s just thinking about ten words on your manuscript. Let’s see what you can achieve this week.
Each day is an unknown. It doesn’t feel like an unknown. You can have plans, have thoughts, have things to do. But each day is an unknown. Treat it as such. See the beauty in it.
Goals are there to push you and challenge you. They are there to give you something to work towards over a long period of time, give you focus in times of distraction. Goals, however, are not a stick. They are not there to show failure, or to show missed deadlines. Can’t meet your goal you … More Adjust your Goals (Monday Inspiration)
It is not a question of if something will happen, but when it will happen.When you will make it happen.When you will create your dreams.
Looking back over the past few months, all my monthly blogs have started with a sense of amazement that another month has come and gone. Lockdown continues, and so does work from home, and as such life is bleeding into one continuous stream of something that I’m really not quite sure what I’ve done in. … More Time for a Change