End of April CampNaNoWriMo – Bring on NaNoMAYnia!

First and foremost, I would like to hold a minute of silence for the Battle of Hogwarts. As a writer, I can only dream that some day my writing is so popular that fans would care this much about it… If you are a fellow camper, WELL DONE FOR FINISHING CAMP! It was a longRead more

Killing Creativity

So it turns out, that challenging yourself to post each day, even if it’s just a word and a quote of the day blog, can kill creativity. I’ve been doing that all April as part of Camp NaNoWriMo, and then the next thing I knew, the month is nearly over and I haven’t posted aRead more

Walking Dead Finale – I’m Fine, We’re All Fine.

This blog post is about AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 4 Finale. Spoiler Alert! Firstly, I want to say how happy I am that not only did not a single one of our beloved characters die, one returned to us! I am talking, of course, about the Rick Grimes that has been absent for aRead more

Camp NaNoWriMo – It’s upon us

For some it has already arrived! For others it is a mere few hours or half a day away! ARE YOU READY? No matter if you have planned to perfection or are pantsing it! There is a huge community of us out there to support you in many ways! Firstly I’d like to tell youRead more

Writing Tips: To kill or not to kill

There is one thing that can either be daunting or addictive to writers, and that is murder. Albeit fictional, you’ve brought this person into the world, named them, given them a history, a personality and perhaps love. Happy is boring – we all know that. So to kill or not to kill? How easy isRead more

Writing Tips – What’s in a name?

  “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare     When creating these fictional worlds of ours, there is something that permeates every aspect of the writing process, and that is name creation. Though it’s not just naming characters, oh no!Read more

Writing Tips – Who ARE they?

So you have your entire novel planned for camp NaNoWriMo, down to each inciting incident and plot climax. Nothing to do now but wait until April to write the thing, right? Not quite.  Character development is something that is hugely important when writing, something many writers overlook. I have a question for you: How wellRead more

Writing Tips – Taglines

What’s in a tagline? I’ve always hated writing them, and have only ever done so for university projects, where I never gave them much thought. So. I gave this some thought, I wrote numerous different taglines, and it made me realise things about my story I had not considered before. For example, my MC isRead more

The Walking Dead, We’ll Make You a Plate…

I’ve gotten into the habit of doing my own kind of review of AMC’s The Walking Dead each week, so I may as well continue. I’m talking about Season 4, Episode 15: Us. Spoiler Alert. This is the penultimate episode of the season, and after last week’s emotion heavy episode, I was kind of expectingRead more

Your creative retreat awaits…

It’s nearly April, which means it’s nearly time for Camp Nano! What is Camp Nano?! I hear you cry! Well it’s like NaNoWriMo – only it is it’s fun cousin that comes out in the spring and summer! http://campnanowrimo.org/ Well, what is NaNoWriMo for that matter? National Novel Writing Month that takes place every November.Read more