Have you ever fallen hopelessly in love with a literary pet and wished they were yours? I have! Countless times! Why? Because, I've always loved animals, of all kinds. Cats top the list though for me. Yes, I am the crazy cat-lady! I have 4 cats - Harry, Nymeria Nymphadora, Brave and Oreo. The first … Continue reading The Puuuuuuuurfect literary Pet
They say a writer should write what they know. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say this and it seems to be the most common piece of advice offered to all aspiring writers. But what does it mean? And does it help you become a better writer? For a long time, … Continue reading Do you see what I see?
This NaNoWriMo I have set myself the goal of outlining and plotting the series of middle-grade fantasy books I plan on writing. To achieve this goal I have decided to use a method created by Randy Ingermanson called the Snowflake Method. Disclaimer: I am not an expert!🤫 I first came across the Snowflake Method a … Continue reading The Snowflake Method
Ok... we've officially reached the 1st of November! My initial response this morning, was a whiplash headspin-esque freakout. Where has the year gone??? It was summertime barely 5 minutes ago and between the kids starting school, birthday's, half-term, a bout of pneumonia and Halloween, we've bypassed Autumn and arrived at the "don't panic, but it's … Continue reading NaNoWriMo… here I come!
So, I haven't updated the blog for a couple of weeks now. Why? I fell down the worldbuilding rabbit hole! I was told the rabbit hole of detail-mania is a common problem when worldbuilding. You start with the basics and suddenly find you've described a minor character's favourite snacks and the time they were three … Continue reading Worldbuilding – Down the rabbit hole
This week is all about worldbuilding and it's going to be epic! I've been looking forward to starting this process for ages and the day has finally arrived. What is worldbuilding? Well, worldbuilding is, in short, the process of designing a fictional world that feels realistic and multidimensional. Every facet of a world, from its … Continue reading Worldbuilding a fantasy series
Today I've been mulling over choices for a playlist. My "What to listen to when I'm writing" playlist. Because here's the thing: when I think of the scenes in my story, I can see my characters, hear their words and feel their emotions, but there's still something missing... Have you ever experienced a shiver along … Continue reading Music to write by…
I'm no longer just a reader. As of today, I'm officially a writer! You might think it's a tad premature to call myself a writer, with no published books, no agent, not even a finished manuscript! But I read an article today and it felt like the internet was screaming at me: "Here! We knew … Continue reading The journey begins…