Writers are always told they need a great concept, but what if your story problems lie in a concept that's too great? Let me explain.
Book Cover Artist Shout-Out: The Cover Art For ‘Flood Child’ Embodies Its Concept
Cover by Steve Wells An oldie book with a goldie book cover. It's time to some love to the design of Emily Diamand's Flood Child. This cover is a masterclass in how to show exactly what kind of world the book is inviting you to. A girl in a boat sailing towards a flooded Big … Continue reading Book Cover Artist Shout-Out: The Cover Art For ‘Flood Child’ Embodies Its Concept
My 2023 Writing Resolutions (And How You Can Meet Yours)
New Years Resolutions are often met with eyerolls. It's a classic tale of promising to Not Do The Thing or to Do The Thing, a promise that lasts all of five seconds, and is forgotten about by the end of January. No surprise, I am guilty of this. And I bet you are too. Why … Continue reading My 2023 Writing Resolutions (And How You Can Meet Yours)
December Book Haul!!!
I don't usually post book hauls because I'm not particulary active in the bookish community (Is that a thing?) and I don't surf Best Sellers for my next read of choice, so I'm not sure if other people would be interested in hearing about my book hauls. My purchase decisions tend to be sporadic. Half … Continue reading December Book Haul!!!
5 Best Christmas Movies Of All Time (And Why Die Hard Isn’t One Of Them)
There are hundreds of Christmas movies out there. Quite possibly too many. Definately too many to watch all of them during the Christmas season. Never fear, here's a list of just five classics everyone should watch, whether you're a Christmas stan or not. Disclaimer: No, Die Hard Is Not On This List Before anyone humbugs … Continue reading 5 Best Christmas Movies Of All Time (And Why Die Hard Isn’t One Of Them)
Book Cover Artist Shout-Out: Cover Art For ‘Six Wakes’ Is Better Than The Book
This isn't a book review. I'm not here to gripe about the story, I'm here to appreciate some good design work.
The Best Story Titles You’ve Never Heard (Not Just Books)
Are you struggling to title your novel? Do you admire a great collection of words? Look no further than this list of absolutely fantastic story titles.
A Precise Cut
Horror story featuring gore and hair loss. TW: Hemophobia, trichophobia, and peladophobia. For 18+
5 Signs NaNoWriMo Might Not Be For You
I've done NaNoWriMo a couple of times now and it has it's pros and cons. It's certainly not for everyone. Here's some signs it might not be for you.
10 Ways To Protect Yourself From Evil Spirits This Halloween
Welcome to another installment of Stuff I Learnt For My Novel - a spooky October special! There is no shortage of ghosts, demons, and evil happenings in history, folklore, and fiction, and at this time of year we're all especially aware of the things that go bump in the night. With that in mind, let's … Continue reading 10 Ways To Protect Yourself From Evil Spirits This Halloween