I've been creating stories for as long as I can remember but I can pinpoint the exact moment I decided to become a storyteller.
We all know that 2016 has largely been a pile of crap. Over the course of 12 months, the world really has gone down the toilet. But while it’s tempting to just drown in all the awful things that are around every turn, nothing good will ever come from that. To have a positive outlook, … Continue reading My 2016: A Pictorial
When I was nine years old, I was dragged to see the rerelease of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope by my dad. We had front row seats because my mum had worked out the rows wrong and so there was a lot to take in. I knew nothing about it, only that it … Continue reading The Feeling (Re)Awakens
So, long time no see! As can be seen, I haven't actually posted here since March and that's a travesty but, knowing what I'm like, not entirely surprising. As 2015 looms just around the corner, I feel the motivation to blog returning but I won't be as optimistic (and unrealistic!) as I was this time … Continue reading Prepping for the New Year!
My good friend Laura is organising The Great TBR Challenge of 2014 and I am going to try and make the most of it! My bookcase is cram-packed full of books I need to read, never mind all the ones on my Kindle. They may not be taking up physical room but they still need … Continue reading The Great TBR Callenge 2014: Intro Post!
Another year over, already! I have no idea where this year has gone to be honest. At the beginning of the year, I set up a jar to contain all the positive things that happened throughout the year. This is how it looks on December 31st: It may not look very full but it doesn't … Continue reading 2013 Wrap Up
I have written almost nothing in days, it's a problem. If I go too long without doing any writing then I struggle to get back into it. BUT I have now finished Lego City Undercover so that will no longer be distracting me and my evenings are open once more. I even cleared my desk … Continue reading Making a Soundtrack (aka A Guide to Procrastination)
Titles have always been something that I have problems with. I find it almost impossible to work on something comfortably if it doesn't have a title, even if I'm not that happy with it. The book I am currently working on (and have been for many years) has been through several title changes. It started … Continue reading Title Change and New Ideas
OK, question first: I'm thinking of entering a writing competition that entails writing a short story on any subject and in any genre that doesn't exceed 750 words. I have a suitable idea and I think it will be within the word count but what exactly is a short story? With something that short, you … Continue reading A Question and Announcement…
...But not with writing, sadly. I have been moving forward but it is truly at a snail's pace. The days of Nano's 1,667 words a day seem like a dream! If it weren't for writing group every week, I doubt I'd be getting anywhere (and even then it takes me ages to actually write anything because … Continue reading Busy, busy, busy…