I think you have to be a special kind of crazy to attempt NaNoWriMo during your first year of teaching. Well, I think I might just be the right amount of crazy to attempt it. I completed NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2014. I wrote 50,000 words in one month. I wrote my first… Continue reading NANOWRIMO 2018
Today I wrote a short story, for fun! This may sound like a simple task for a writer, as writer's write, right? Well, I did write A LOT once upon a time. I had notebooks full of ideas, I had motivation to put pen to paper and I really enjoyed the craft of writing fiction… Continue reading For The Love Of Writing.
I was reading Writing Magazine a few days ago and came across an article about writer's block. It's something I have always struggled with. I go through phases of no writing at all and I always blame it on writer's block, I either have too many ideas and can't seem to pick one or unfortunately,… Continue reading Writer’s Block Or Life Block?
I've finally finished editing the first draft of 1:58 and if there is anything I have learnt from this experience of using a red pen on my own work it is this - I can be brutal. Many writers say that they don't like to 'kill their darlings' but I found it quite easy to… Continue reading The Second Draft.
In 2014, when I was studying Creative Writing at university, I decided to take part in something called NaNoWriMo. A writing task to write 50,000 words during the month of November. Despite my lack of belief in myself, I managed to do it. I spent a few weeks beforehand writing a plan, I had detailed… Continue reading Breathing New Life Into An Old Story…
I've always had a turbulent relationship with my writing muse. I've been struggling with writer's block for two years. After graduating with my degree in Creative Writing, I decided to give my writing brain a rest. I had spent the past three years juggling poetry, stories, scripts and essays in my mind, so I simply stopped. The… Continue reading The Muse & Me
It's been a long time since I had a story to tell. Writing stories and poems has always been a big part of my life but over the past two years, I've been doing it less. I would only feel inspired in small doses and I felt like I didn't have the confidence to write… Continue reading A Story To Tell
So, I have decided to do Camp NaNoWriMo. After the success of winning NaNoWriMo in November last year, completing 50,000 words in thirty days for my first full length novel 1:58, I decided that it was time to do it again. Camp NaNoWriMo is the same as NaNoWriMo but there is more freedom, I can… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo 2015
There is nothing more frustrating for a writer than a blank page. For the last few months there has been a lot of blank pages. I have made no progress with any of my writing projects. I haven't settled on an idea yet for a novel, I'm not writing poetry or short stories. I'm struggling… Continue reading Writers Write