Ever since I posted about my 2023 writing goals, I've wanted to do some kind of accountability series - a monthly update where I share what I'm working on, in the hopes that I'll stick to my writing goals. At first, I wasn't sure how to do this. I didn't want to post full chapters … Continue reading “At hour six, Grace had to remind herself not to panic.” – An Excerpt From My Novel #1
I've decided to get into those books I got for Christmas and was immediately drawn to Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel. I absolutely adored her non-linear pre and post apocalyptic novel Station Eleven so I was excited to get into a new work of hers. Sea of Tranquility is a science fiction … Continue reading “No Good Chickens” – The Best Moment From ‘Sea of Tranquility’ By Emily St. John Mandel
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!!!
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.
Finding a suitable comp title for my novel has been a slow journey. I expected that. There's this whole process of finding the books and then reading them - and reading them consciously so I actually notice the similarities instead of just, you know, enjoying the book. Case in point, here is the next update … Continue reading Finding The Perfect Comp Title: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Writing is hard. But it's also one of the best things ever.
As a reader, I love a book I can't put down - and yet I've lost count of the books I've put down mid-way, or worse just pages in.
Because first chapters suck.
Mate, I'm pretty sure that's an insult.
I embody my worst fear as a writer. If I'm abandoning books, other people are too. But why?