Ever wondered how I became the writer I am today? If so, check out my honest truth about my writing journey.
I wanted to quickly unpack this piece of writing advice: "Write what you know". I've heard it so many times before and I used to think, "Well, that's stupid. I'm writing a fantasy, and so I can't write what I know. I've never been to a fantasy world or fought in wars!" Oh, Siana, how… Continue reading “Write What You Know”
In life, I think we all want to be considered to be an expert. Consciously or not, achieving Expert status is a goal we all seek because it means we're validated, important, and knowledgable. Sounds great, right? Well, here's why I think being an expert can be a bad thing at times... Perfectionism If… Continue reading Don’t Worry If You’re Not An Expert
I'm sure you've heard of the saying that you should have three hobbies, one that makes you money, one that keeps you in shape, and one to be creative. I agree with this and I like the idea of it. However, I think there is one hobby that holds more power and should be something… Continue reading The Ultimate Hobby
Kindle (or other e-Readers) Pros: Can store millions of books without worrying about space Can't decide which book to bring on vacation? Your Kindle has a horde ready and waiting on one device. Easier to hold than a heavy book or a book that you don't want to ruin the spine of Can highlight and… Continue reading Book Format Comparisons: Kindle, Paperback, or Audiobook?
Here's what 4 years with my partner has looked like... (Anniversary inspired post) Travelled to 5 countries together: South Africa, France, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands. Many road trips Both attending university, one of us finishing. He's owned two cars, and driven about 7! I've driven 2. Quad biking in Africa. Horse riding in Africa. Go-karting in… Continue reading What 4 Years Together Has Brought Us
The weather is getting colder and most of us just want to stay in and do nothing, or worse, we've fallen into a hibernation-like slumber or even depression. Well, here are some ways to enjoy the rest of the cold season to the fullest while you wait for Spring! Read loads (more than usual) Pamper… Continue reading How to Enjoy the Winter Months