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

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 – 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

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

A little something about The Walking Dead

SPOILER ALERT: I will be talking about The Walking Dead TV show! The Walking Dead is a show that I love and also falls under my obsession with viruses and infections, which I will talk about in my next post. However, this weeks episode I feel was just inadequate. I feel I need to emphasiseRead more