How to Enjoy The Season

As someone who has had issues with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), I felt I needed to compose a list about how to best enjoy the Autumn/Winter season. If you, too, were looking for some fun ideas, here's a list to get you started. Collect fallen leaves of varying colours Find conkers Buy some new clothes: [...]

Where Have I Been?

So, what did I do in South Africa, I hear you ask? Well, here's a quickfire list for you. It was so much more than this list, but I'm writing a book about it all, so you'll have to read that to get more details! I rode a horse in the mountains, overlooking the beautiful [...]

Africa Changed Things…

I'm so sorry that I've been absent for so long. Silly me, I actually forgot to tell you that I went to South Africa for two weeks at the end of August - whoops! I'm back now and I've been busy throwing up and having anxiety and writing a new book and going back to [...]

How to Create a Character Profile

Anyone who is serious about writing a story, especially one with a lot of characters, should know what a character profile is - and use them. Take my fantasy series, for example, there are over 160 main-ish characters throughout the 4 books. Yes, that many! In order to keep up, and know each of them [...]

How to Write Every Day

Have a set writing routine "I will write at such-and-such time every day." Have a set writing environment.  Have inspiration tools readily available, e.g. Read a chapter before writing or music or a Pinterest board! Force yourself even when you don't feel up to it. (You can always edit later.) Even writing one paragraph is [...]

How to Write Better Characters 

From our last post, you found out that the characters in your work need to be well thought through. But how do you actually make them real? How can you make them shine so that your readers truly engage with them? Well here's a few tips... Have them have many relationships (family, friends, partner, pets, [...]