Apparently I’m a social media hermit, because I had no idea that #boostmybio existed until today. Anyway, I’m jumping in and posting my own bio here. If you’re reading this, and new to my website, welcome! We have plenty of aliens, unicorns, and coffee around here. There’s also a fair bit of cosplay involved. But, … Continue reading Pitch Wars 2019 #BoostMyBio
It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that a manuscript seeking to be traditionally published, must be in want of a synopsis. It’s also a truth, universally acknowledged, that most writers visibly cringe when the word “synopsis” comes up in conversation. Don’t believe me? Try it at the next writerly meetup. See how many silent stares of … Continue reading Writers! Stuck On That Synopsis? This Post Changed Everything For Me.
Fa la la la la – okay, since it’s August, I’ll spare you the ear bug. For now. So I finished my first draft. As some of you may know from my previous post, I was having a tough time with this one, mostly because I didn’t strike that balance between plotting and pantsing. … Continue reading Deck The Halls With Strings of Book Scenes
You may think I’m exaggerating, but I can assure you, the teeth on this draft are sharp. I guess you can say I’ve been on a writing hiatus. With moving to London, getting my M.A., and planning wedding, things got a little complicated. Okay, a lot complicated. It’s been two years since I’ve completed the … Continue reading This Is What Writing My First Draft Feels Like:
It’s finally happened. I have writer’s block. Okay, so I’ve been stuck like this in the past. Usually I just take a break for a few days and it’s fine. Really, this is only Day One of stuck-ness, so I shouldn’t be this concerned. But I think this time, it’s deeper than writer’s block. It’s … Continue reading Not Sure If Having Writerly Epiphany Or Breakdown 🤔
Many of you know that I spent a good chunk of my early twenties struggling to find a decent writing job. I’d just graduated from college (Uni for non-Stateside peeps) smack dab in the middle of that financial crisis we so gently called a ‘Recession’. I remember the exact moment that I realised I … Continue reading Why I Stopped Hating Freelance
As I stare at this pile of books (you’re only seeing a fraction), I have to repeat one mantra: You are doing this in the name of creative writing. Okay, sure. I’m aggrandising this a bit. Maybe a lot. Definitely a lot. Anyway, it at least serves as a (somewhat delusional) reason to read 50+ … Continue reading And So Begins My Dissertation