No matter how hard I try or how long it's been since I've written, I just can't bring myself to do any creative writing at home. It's not a recent problem, I've realised. In high school, I had the creative writing club and I sat alone at break and lunch so I got my writing … Continue reading Why can’t I write at home?
Everyone begins at the point where they decide they want to be an author. They want to write stories and publish novels but when it comes to filling those blank pages with words it seems impossible. It seems that our dreams will never come to us no matter how badly we want it, and that's true. … Continue reading How to make the journey to becoming an author a little bit easier in the beginning
When a million things start to pile up at once it can be hard to balance out your time. There are too many days for me that seem to just disappear. I don't know where my time goes. I know I've wasted so much of it but keeping the balance well, it's exhausting. Recently … Continue reading 5 ways to stay creative when you’re not writing.
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…