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 [...]
If you had to choose between reading books and watching movies, what choice would you make? This is a thought that drifted across my mind last week after watching a film based on a novel. I went out to purchase the book a few days later, even though I loved the movie I left feeling [...]
Like wildflowers she grew in all the places they told her she shouldn't.
You know that feeling when you open a book and find a character that just makes sense. You can understand their motives even when it’s to the point of obsession. When you leave that character you close the book feeling like you’re leaving a piece of yourself behind. These are my favourite kinds of books, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]