**SPOILER ALERT** … For anyone who hasn’t watched it… Seriously though, it’s been like 18 years… I had just finished my 100th marathon of Lord of the Rings, and as per usual, I was frustrated that Frodo caved in at the last second and decided not to throw the ring into the fire. So, I […]Read More The Ultimate Hero: A Debate About ‘Lord of the Rings’
A couple of months after joining Twitter and the #WritingCommunity, I came across #VSS365 (Very Short Story 365 days a year). Every day, a host provides a single word to act as a prompt for a tweet length story, a poem, a piece of dialogue etc. When I first started participating, I was anxious that […]Read More Has A Daily Dose Of #VSS365 Improved My Writing?
I’ll start off by explaining what the three P’s mean for any new writers out there who might be coming across these terms for the first time. “PLANNER”: this is pretty self-explanatory. It’s someone who outlines their plot, characters and world. Planners often believe that having a detailed outline will make the process of writing […]Read More Planner, Pantser… Maybe a Planster
When I decided it was time to start working on my novel, it was suggested to me that starting a blog about my progress could be beneficial. I thought, In what way can a blog really help me with writing a piece of fiction? Turns out it can… And it did. And it still is. […]Read More Why Blogging Helped A Budding Writer
Before starting my first novel, I’d not given much thought to how many drafts I would need to work through to complete my story. I thought I would just write it once, edit it and that’s that. … This could be one of the reasons it seemed like such a daunting task for so many […]Read More Drafts: How many is too many?
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. Suzy Kassem I’ve been super focused on writing my first draft for the past couple of months that I’ve not had a chance to update my blog. But today I’ve had an overwhelming feeling of doubt creep its way in to my mind and writing, and I […]Read More When Doubt Rears Its Ugly Head…
For the last post of the year, I wanted to talk about self care and the guilty feeling writers might get when not working on their books. The last month of the year has been hectic! Nursery parties, family outings, festivities and getting to know the writing community on Twitter and Instagram. For the past […]Read More Thank you, 2018. Next!