How to Handle Criticism

As a budding writer or author, you will suffer through a great deal of criticism. Everyone's a critic, and everyone criticises art. That means you and your work will be a big target. They'll say your writing is dull. Your writing is too descriptive. Your characters don't work. Your plot doesn't make sense. Your plot … Continue reading How to Handle Criticism

New Year, Same Me

"New Year, New Me" doesn't really work because as the clock strikes 12, we don't actually change. We may have been given a new calendar year, but we are the same people with the same problems and the same bad habits. I don't mean to put a damper on the new year. I for one … Continue reading New Year, Same Me

Different Ways to Live

There is a multitude of lifestyle options out there in the world. I've had so many conflicting feelings in my life since leaving college, and this is because I've been torn between what my heart says and what is presented to me in society. You see, in our western world, we can often get caught … Continue reading Different Ways to Live

7 Scary Things in the Eternity Series

Due to it being Halloween and all that, let's list 7 scary things that are featured in my dark fantasy series... Demons of the Underworld, appearing in three forms: The Winged, The Imprinted, and The Colossal. Their skeletal and shredded wings, leaking irises, greying skin and dual voices. Vampires who become skeletal under the curse … Continue reading 7 Scary Things in the Eternity Series

What We Did in Paris, France

I know I still owe you a post or two about South Africa - they're coming, I swear - but here is a post about my beautiful weekend trip to France... Walked to the top of the Eiffel Tower, much to my legs' agony. Found the Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum - amongst many … Continue reading What We Did in Paris, France

Reasons Why I Am Your Unconventional Author…

I am young (I wrote my first book by 14, published it at 18 and kept going...) I am mixed race (not a lot of people who look like me are seen as the "author type" sadly). I'm from a working-class family and poor area. I'm not highly educated. I'm not well-read or well-spoken. I'm … Continue reading Reasons Why I Am Your Unconventional Author…

“The Fall” – A Poem

For as long as I can remember, I have feared the Fall. That time, they call it September, when things change. The sun retreats behind the clouds. The biting chill comes stalking. And the days shrink away... Leaving only the grey. Then, I inevitably fall. Fall into anxiety. Fall into depression. Fall into self-doubt and … Continue reading “The Fall” – A Poem