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)
Tag: Writing Life
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.
4 Ways To Know If Your Opening Chapters Are Working
I have re-written my first chapter for my dark fantasy WIP In Roots They Quake 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
Count Your Writing Achievements
I've decided to count my writing achievements. And you should too.
3 Things Plotters Don’t Understand About Pantsers
Every writer has heard the "pantsing" versus "plotting" debate. The crux of the debate is that some writers prefer to plan a lot before they start their novel and others don't plan as much. In a community dominated by plotters, here's some things I wish people understood about writing a novel by the seat of your pants.
The Problem With Modern Filmmaking
Cinema is not what it used to be. The problem with modern filmmaking.
Oops I might be a horror writer
Choosing a genre as a writer, to me, has always felt a little pointless. My somewhat ambiguous process is to get an idea, develop it, and see what genre fits the story - not the other way round.
What I Love About Storytelling
Writing is hard. But it's also one of the best things ever.
My First Publication Rejection
A little while ago I submitted my super villain story My Masked Lady for publication in a small online e-zine. As you can guess from the title of this post, it wasn't accepted. This marks my first publication rejection.