As writers, we write a lot... As in, we write often but also a lot in number. This means that there is likely to be thousands and thousands of words that get left behind once you’re done with a project (if it goes unfinished). This means characters and worlds and magic systems are just created… Continue reading Quick Writing Advice: Reuse your old stuff!
I'm writing this post as someone who hasn't finished writing a whole story to it's end since November 2018. You could say I've been in a bit of a writing rut. But in true, this sounds extreme when you consider that I have started and written many other stories in those two years, just not… Continue reading How to Finish Writing a Story to the End: Not Falling Out of Love
I did a previous post about why you're struggling to write, which was a way of sharing all the feelings, realisations, and problems I've had as a writer, too.I've now thought of even more reasons why you may be struggling to write right now, even with the extra time of quarantine... 1 - Your familiarity feels… Continue reading 5 More Reasons Why You’re Struggling to Write
My good friend (fellow writer and author) and I have been doing a lot of soul-searching in quarantine. Interestingly, we both had the same mindsets going in: "plenty of time to write, woo!" but each (on our own) have come to new realisations that have set us free... Stop writing to publish... As people who… Continue reading Getting Unstuck: My 2020 Writing Manifesto
We can't turn back the clock, and we shouldn't aim to. Living in the past or regretting the past does us no favours whatsoever. However, at the ripe old age of 25, I have been thinking over my past and who I am now and who I am becoming. Doing so sparked some ideas of… Continue reading Advice I’d Give to My Younger Self (podcast)
It's been a while since I wrote any writing/creativity related posts and so I thought I'd do a quick one. I've been doing some soul-searching and asking myself why I've struggled to write and complete a draft of a book for over a year. I've written a lot, and started many manuscripts, but I haven't… Continue reading Why You’re Struggling to Write
Most of us around the world are stuck inside due to a virus that came out of nowhere...and that really sucks. Except, as long as we're healthy, we writers have been presented with an opportunity: more time to write! With this in mind, I wanted to challenge you. For those who don't know, NaNoWriMo is… Continue reading For Writers: Quarantine Writers’ Challenge!
In light of this week's podcast episode about remembering who you are, I wrote this poem about myself and how I want to do just that, remember who I am, in 2020... Waking from My Slumber It would be a great shame to forget that I once ran races, arms fast at my sides,… Continue reading Waking from My Slumber (poem)
When looking back at your old work, you can feel upset. Disappointed in what you thought was good back then. Some look back and compare and are like "I'm so glad I'm better now" or they look back and cringe and get annoyed. Neither really works. We should instead look back and see our journey… Continue reading Looking Back At Past Creations
*Mild spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8!* I can't remember who said it, but someone once said that they write their stories (books, tv, whatever) and then once it's published, it's out there, it no longer belongs to them; it belongs to each individual consumer. I like this because after all the upset over Game… Continue reading Interpreting Stories: What Makes Them Good or Bad?