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Organised Creativity and Creative Organisation!

I bought a beautiful planner. I used to buy one at Christmas, but since I started teaching, I’ve bought one in August in time for the new academic year. It got me thinking how there is creativity in organisation.  My computer backgrounds alternate in themes from fantasy images, character inspiration, nature and space. Every time I open my PC, there’s […]

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Woah! Spam Comments!

I feel a mini rant coming on. 😈 Little disclaimer here so I don’t upset WordPress or its loyal users: I love this platform, and I’m not moaning at WP. This rant is aimed at irresponsible users who WP has accounted for as best they can.  So I discovered spam comments on WordPress today. Don’t ask me how I missed […]

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Cleansing your Creative Palette!

I have multiple project disorder where I keep having too many ideas and projects on the go. Sometimes it’s overwhelming, and I struggle to focus on one project at a time. I’ll be working on one project, then suddenly get zapped with ideas for another, and I can’t concentrate with all these clashing ideas.  It’s always good to prioritise one […]

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More Inspiration?

Yes please.  I admit I get overloaded with inspiration. Just the other night I had an awesome dream that prompted a future novel. I didn’t spend too long on it because I didn’t want to distract myself from Out of Ashes. But Fae and Foe (working title) has been on my mind for a while now, and a full story […]

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Writing Advice VS How-to-Write Advice!

There’s so much writing advice available on the internet that it can be overwhelming if you’re starting from nothing. I’m not talking about people who studied literature or creative writing and are starting their writing careers. I mean people who have an idea and want to make a go if it whether for personal writing or to possibly be published. […]

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Let’s Get Technical!

Technology has changed the way people write and share and publish books. In the five years I’ve been writing, I’ve found various ways to organise and improve my writing skills. Also, it’s really fun and gives me a creative break while still being productive with my writing. Ok, let’s get the boring disclaimer out of the way. I am NOT promoting […]

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I Dare You!

Warning: Graphic images of adult content. How many ways can you be daring in your writing?  It’s all about showing the most vulnerable side of your characters, which might represent your most vulnerable side, too. No matter your experience, there are certain emotions that can push our writing to its limits.  There are many events in a book that can […]

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Not My Thing!

This is a little bit of rant here. But I hope you see my point that critiquing work in a writing group isn’t just about sharing an opinion, it’s about encouraging writers and bringing out the best in their work. Critique honestly and constructively. Writers join these groups to share and grow, not to be discouraged or insulted.   Last post, […]

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Brainstorming!

I am still unpublished right now, and that’s absolutely fine. I’m enjoying the writing process and polishing my work. Nothing is in a state to be published except for maybe a couple of shorter pieces. But while I have the summer off, I’m going to focus on the novels. And that means brainstorming. Lots and lots of brainstorming.  I love […]

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More Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Things!

Oh, if only I had a time machine so I could get everything right 1st time around. But I don’t. I have to change and adapt what I have to make it work. Also, time travel is a tricky thing. Even the smallest change can cause a ripple effect through everything you know and love. Just ask Doctor Who and […]

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Summer Staycation!!!

Summer is going to be rough this year. Many of us are on an extended break, or unemployed due to Covid-19 cutbacks. It sucks. It really does.  But there are lots of us who have a wildly creative side to lose ourselves in when things get tough. Use this time to your advantage and throw every spare minute into your […]

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Down the Rabbit Hole!!!

While thanking a writing buddy of mine for his critique on my latest chapter, I ranted about how the story behind the book was a deeply personal one. He was very much aware of this already so it wasn’t a surprise how deep this particular story goes for me.  He responded with “The only thing better than writing a song […]

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The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Writing!

I’ve already talked about Fantastic Inspiration for your writing, but what about when you’re actually writing.  There are lots of conflicting ideas and opinions when it comes to sounds around you while writing. Music, TV, low coffee shop muttering, nature, or silence. Either way, we all need the right background noise, or lack thereof, to help us focus. They set […]

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Why Zombies and not Dinosaurs?

Many of you may know the joke about using the passive “by zombies”. Don’t know what the hell I’m talking about? Here…  Okay, you get the point. But why zombies? Why not werewolves or vampires or dinosaurs? Who knows? It’s still funny and can make for a fun game when editing your work with writing buddies. How many zombies can […]