Yearning

Every day I wake up with a bone deep, soulful yearning. I ready myself to delve deep into my imagination and craft colourful picture with words that come more naturally from my fingertips than my tongue. I tell myself to satisfy that urge to write, to hold onto it as a fuel source and let [...]

The Waiting Game

I took a step forward in my journey to becoming a published writer this week. I hit send and released my manuscript into the great unknown. I have every confidence in my story, I allowed other eyes to cross-examine it before taking this chance, but I don't think it will ever stop being terrifying that [...]

Seven: “Sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck”

Seven: “Sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck”

Have you ever looked back and thought “imagine if that had happened like I planned” only to realise your life would be completely different? I sure have. Sometimes, I think about the ways my life would be better if I’d taken a different road, but I wouldn’t be here. I wouldn’t be the person I [...]

Eight: A day of Netflix can be exactly the therapy you need

Eight: A day of Netflix can be exactly the therapy you need

“Just one more” she says as the countdown ends and the next episode begins. “I’ll do it right after this” he mutters as he puts the next disc into the DVD player. Before either of them knows it, the moon has replaced the sun outside either windows and they are left with that feeling of [...]

Writing Characters out

Writing Characters out

For me the decision to erase a character’s existence completely is harder than writing a death scene. It is often necessary to make the story the best it can be. During the first draft, characters may be spread thin, one for each role and often this leaves the story feeling disjointed. I wrote two major [...]

Nine: The wrong people will disappoint you, the right people won’t

Nine: The wrong people will disappoint you, the right people won’t

My circle is smaller than it was last year. While I feel like I should be disappointed by this, everything society has taught me makes me feel like this is a failing on my part, it's not. Those who are in my life, I trust completely. I don’t question a single one of their beautiful [...]

Ten: Twitter Trolls are the Dementors of the muggle world

Ten: Twitter Trolls are the Dementors of the muggle world

Twitter is a lovely place. A place where opinions are shared, friendships are formed, and haters attack when you write something you think can’t possibly draw attention to you. Personally, I’m a creeper. Scrawling through reading other people’s thoughts. That’s why I have two accounts. One for connecting with other authors and talking about my [...]