blog, update blog

A World, Changed (March Update)

I spent a long time debating what to title this blog. “A World in Chaos”. “A World in Panic”. “A World gone mad”. But I decided to go with “A World, Changed”. Because yes, the spread of Corvid-19 is creating a situation unprecedented in the modern world. Quarantine. Social Distancing. Shops and spaces closing down.… Continue reading A World, Changed (March Update)

how to, How To: Worldbuilding, writing

"How To" – Weather

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… Continue reading "How To" – Weather

how to, How To: Characters, writing

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

General Post

Why Self Care is Important (Opinion Blog)

I have an ongoing balance between finding enough time to write, and then beating myself up when something else takes priority. It’s a constant balance that I’ve talked about before, which dominates most of my walking moments. If you were to google online how long it takes to write a book (let alone write it),… Continue reading Why Self Care is Important (Opinion Blog)

blog, Genre - General, Rating - PG, update blog

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)

blog, opinion blog, writing

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