NaNoWriMo Prep – What’s in a name?

NaNoWriMo Prep

  “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare I wrote this post a few years ago but decided to resurface it as it’s that time of year again – NaNoWriMo! When creating these fictional worlds of ours, there is something thatRead 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

Not with a fizzle, but with a bang!

I’ve attempted to start a blog numerous times, and forever my quandary is: What do I write for my first post? I’ve googled “Good first blog post ideas”, finding varying excerpts advising me what different people deem integral to writing a blog, such as the theory that when writing a blog, I must have aRead more