My Favourite Tropes

Everyone has reading and writing weaknesses. Things that make them sigh, swoon, faint. The love of them is so strong that it can’t just be passed by, but every chance to indulge in them is taken with vigour and excitement. This adoration is most apparent with genres and writing styles. But it’s just as common … Continue reading My Favourite Tropes

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Reading to Write

I adore reading. I especially love YA and NA fiction. But I enjoy venturing into nonfiction and blogs a fair amount as well. I tend to enjoy the act of reading far more than I enjoy writing, so it’s easy to choose reading during my downtime. However, there are times that I read to help … Continue reading Reading to Write

Words of Writing Wisdom

Books, tweets, blogs, rock carvings, panels, lectures, and interviews over the centuries have provided all us lovely and mystical creatures known as writers heaps of wonderful contradicting advice. This is a collection of my favourite bits of writing knowledge.* *These are solely from my time as part of the Twitter writing community thus far. “Slow … Continue reading Words of Writing Wisdom

The Problems with Being Overly Ambitious

Writing a book and some short stories, baking, painting, sketching, reading, blogging, creating videos, making song covers, and writing music. I want to be creative constantly. I want to be creative in nearly every way possible. Combine that desire with my severe over-planning, and I become horribly overly ambitious. Over the years, I’ve gone through … Continue reading The Problems with Being Overly Ambitious

Planning Versus Doing

I love planning things. Baking challenges, writing posts and stories, YouTube videos, moves, schedules, anything creative or organisational. The problem with this is that I don’t always like doing everything I plan. My excitement usually builds up immensely during the planning process, but I often use all of my productive energy for that project whilst … Continue reading Planning Versus Doing

Writing and Changing Your Mind

My biggest challenge in writing—whether it be blogs, books, poetry, or short stories— is changing my mind about the largest aspects of my projects. Take my current WIP and how it’s evolved just in the plotting stages over the last four years: • Contemporary YA Realism with a tragic ending about an aspiring playwright orphan. … Continue reading Writing and Changing Your Mind