NaNoWriMo 2022: The Final Day

National Novel Writing Month has officially come to a close. It's time to reflect, be positive, and carry on. The Inevitable Anti-Climax Of Finishing NaNoWriMo Here's something I never talked about in my Pros and Pitfalls of NaNoWriMo post or even in my more recent Signs NaNoWriMo Might Not Be For You - when it … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: The Final Day

NaNoWriMo 2022: Halfway There… Stress, Corrupted Files & More

Hello everyone. This is my third update on my NaNoWriMo progress. (Here's part one and two.) Here we are. Halfway through the month. Those working on a NaNoWriMo project are either ripping their hair out, crying, or cheering. Traditional NaNoWriMo players should have hit the 25,000 word count by now. I am not a traditional … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Halfway There… Stress, Corrupted Files & More

NaNoWriMo 2022: Nine Days In…

Hello again everyone. Eh, isn't this strange? Weekly connected life updates? I feel like a proper blogger now. Next I'll be posting pictures of my cat. Anyway, it's over a week into NaNoWriMo 2022 and if you're doing a traditional goal of hitting 50,000 words by the end of the month, you should be at … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Nine Days In…

A Writer’s Reference Photos: Crooked Graveyard

I don't usually post photos on this blog, but these wobbly gravestones are very fitting for this spooky month and, more importantly, they fit the aesthetic of my dark fantasy novel. It's funny how sometimes we can stumble on inspiration without meaning too. As an artist I know how valuable a good photo reference is, … Continue reading A Writer’s Reference Photos: Crooked Graveyard

Is Fan Fiction A Productive Use Of A Writer’s Time?

Here's some common opinions of fanfiction: Fanfiction is all, ahem, erotic. Fanfiction is badly written. Fanfic authors who go onto to be published authors write really bad books. Fanfic is dumb. It's a hobby for awkward young teens. Basically fanfic is viewed as a lesser literary form - if we dare call it literary at … Continue reading Is Fan Fiction A Productive Use Of A Writer’s Time?

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4 Ways To Know If Your Opening Chapters Are Working

I have re-written my first chapter for my dark fantasy WIP A Path Of Roots a few times now, but in the past week I've hit on a version of the opening that is really working for me. Granted, it's impossible for me to know this early whether these chapters will be in the published … Continue reading 4 Ways To Know If Your Opening Chapters Are Working

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Finding The Perfect Comp Title: Imaginary Friend By Stephen Chbosky

If you're a writer looking to be traditionally published, you will have heard of comp titles. A comp title or a comparison title can be used to give agents a general idea for what to expect from the book you want to publish. As an aspiring author myself, I have been on a journey to … Continue reading Finding The Perfect Comp Title: Imaginary Friend By Stephen Chbosky