So I'm one of those writers that hate's planning their novel. The planning stages ultimately end up being what could be months of procrastinating when I should be writing. As much as I like organising my ideas and knowing where I'm going, having every little detail jotted down before I go is boring. So I'm … Continue reading How I’m using my first draft as the novel plan.
So one thing I noticed this morning sitting back and staring at the spines of my favourite books (oh come on admit it, you do it too! right?) is that all of my favourite novels have great opening scenes. In 'The Pain Merchants' Nya is trying to steal an egg when the farmer catches her and … Continue reading How do I write a good opening scene?
Right now I'm reconstructing a previous novel idea, so I'm not 100% sure what my novels going to be yet and what's going to be in each chapter. If I was to write my novel on a day-to-day timeline it would be boring as hell. Some parts will be sped up and others skipped entirely … Continue reading Should I use chapter titles?
So I've recently just gotten out a writer/reader slump and stitched my mind back together so I'm finally back to writing again (Yay!). I know a lot of people go through phases like I have and have noticed that I only ever hear writers tell me that I should be writing every day and not … Continue reading When I started writing again…
So my family has had a pretty interesting life shall we say and I could definitely write a damn good book on my family.I'd tell the world how after one week of knowing each other my mother got engaged to her first husband, how by the time she was on husband number 3 he came out … Continue reading Trying to write about my life and why I’ll never do it again.
I have to learn how to live with depression every single day, it changes all the time and that's taken its toll on my writing. As a writer, I can become so focused on my next project that I get stressed about doing it, I forget all of the characters I've already put work into and … Continue reading Writing your way out of depression
Today on my HNC Social Sciences course I got to listen to Helen's story. She suffers from Tinnitus and I learned about how she lives with noise and the constant awareness of all the noises around her, that sound is the only sense that doesn't sleep and what that really means. Which led me to some … Continue reading 4 unusual but helpful points on writing your setting