Welcome to NaNoWriMo 2017

There is just one day to the start of NaNoWriMo 2017 and while I won’t be participating this year (I am currently mid-manuscript), I thought I’d share a few things I learnt last year. Work with your most developed story idea. This might seem obvious, but it can be tempting to begin writing the story…

Tools to help you write (pen excluded)

Listening to a great song can make you run up a hill faster. Silence can focus your concentration during an exam. And candlelight can bolster romantic feelings during a special dinner. Like all these pairings, there are certain things which support the act of writing. Here’s a list of situations and activities which I have…

Writing is a journey, not a destination

I once read a truly fabulous piece of advice; ‘Never ask a single person if they’re “seeing anyone special”, an unemployed person if they’ve found a job, or a married couple when they’re planning to have children. You’re not making conversation. You’re starting someone on the road to Prozac.’ – Page 341-2, A Total Waste…

No resolutions, just a plan

The new year has awakened. Most of us are back at work in some capacity and the holidays are loosening their grip. But while thinking about everything that went right (or wrong) in 2014, now is the time to plan 2015; year of the AWESOME! I’ve been setting goals, making lists of competitions I want to…

Where did my wisdom go?

Hello. You may have noticed my complete lack of wordpress contact over the last month. Or perhaps you didn’t notice because you’ve only just found this page, in which case, welcome. But the reason for my absence is quiet simple; I had my wisdom teeth out. Not just a jab and a pull, but a…