What I’m writing – Happy birthday to me

I am old. Well, I’m older today than I was yesterday because today it is my birthday. Yay me. I like to pretend I don’t like people knowing about my birthday but the truth is that I’ve been telling anyone who’ll listen for around a month now (maybe possibly longer…) Strangers in the pub, check. […]

What I’m writing – GOALS!

After a spectacular failure to perform last week, I have been compelled to write a post (or at least attempt something) this week. First of all, the last couple of months haven’t bene the most kind for time/inspiration. I have managed to write a (now almost complete) first draft of something in very small bursts […]

Are you there, hope?

Every parent took a deep breath Collectively shocked by your death Shaken by the things we saw You could have had so much more Instead you laid motionless A test for the rest of us We couldn’t save you, little one Your memory burned into the sand by the sun Dangerous emotions threaten to engulf […]

#theprompt – To be a novelist

My post about being a dabbler is possibly one of my favourite things I’ve written in a long time so I’m going to expand on that and jot down some things you can expect once you start putting pen to paper: Expect imposter syndrome to kick you in the face. Repeatedly. With hobnail boots on. […]

What I’m writing – real life people

Last week I coined the term Dabbler for myself and gave you pro tips on how you too could achieve this level of mediocrity. This week, I’m going to give you more of my pro tips – this time about why you shouldn’t base your characters on real life people. Disjointed worlds You’ll create a […]

What I’m writing – To call myself an author

I think of the people around me as authors but the kicker is that in my head, I am not an author. I am a dabbler, a drafter, a scrawler. What I do is so far removed from what real authors do its, well, it’s unreal. Until I can say I have acheieved something with […]

What I’m writing – wordcounts

A daily word count might not be important to some writers. Just the act of sitting down to write with life trying to steam roller you is sometimes an achievement in itself. I’m driven by word counts. This is why nanowrimo pushes me. My word counts are inconsistent though, which means I was almost certainly […]