Life

October Goals.

And onwards into October. To set the scene, Berlin has descended into a hard and fast winter, where I’ve been caught out unexpectedly in 2 degree temperatures with only a jacket because I didn’t know it would be so cold, so fast. But I’ve pulled all my long socks, jumpers and scarves from their boxes […]

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Books & Writing

September Book Wrap Up.

As a book end to September, I’d like to look back on the books I’ve read this month, and what I thought of them. Over summer I was lost in a Greek mythology spiral which carried over into September. I can now say I’ve officially read the Odyssey, and I’m planning to go backwards and […]

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Life

June Goals.

Been a little absent on this blog lately as I’ve been swept up in work, writing, life, etc.. but hello again. Thought I might get back into the swing of bloggin’ with a goals list (the first of which, naturally, is to Blog More). Since just about my last update I’ve moved into a new […]

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Books & Writing

January Book Wrap Up.

In January I’ve read 5 books, although 3 of them were Harry Potter, so I won’t go into details about those because you know them all already. I do a HP reread every few years and it’s always an absolute delight, naturally. This time is no different. Here’s what else I read…

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Books & Writing

The books I read in 2018.

In 2018 I read 51 books, after pledging to read 50 in my Goodreads challenge. I’ve seen a few other book bloggers do some analysis of figures of their reading lists and I thought I’d take a look at my own list and crunch the numbers. If you’re a numbers person, this one’s for you.

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Life

My 2018 highlights.

Okay so I know we’re more than a week into the New Year but I let it go by without really taking a moment to be proud of myself for my little accomplishments within the inconsequential social construct of the calendar year, so here you go. I know everyone hates these self-congratulatory posts, but as […]

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November Book Wrap Up.

Okay let’s ignore how late this book wrap is, because it’s… uh, midway through December already and I’m just getting around to writing this post about the books I’ve read last month, but whatever. November was chaotic. I completed NaNoWriMo, I read a bunch, and I powered through a lot of life admin so that […]

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Life

November Goals.

And so I’m settling in for another Berlin winter. Last winter was tumultuous and kinda miserable, but this winter I’m more excited for getting cosy with friends and letting my introvert rule with lots of time spent at home enjoying my own company. Here’s what I’m planning in my diary for November.

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Books & Writing

October Book Wrap Up.

I’M BAAAACK. If you’ve read my last few book wrap ups you’d have seen me lamenting the fact that I haven’t been reading much and I’ve been behind on my goals, but this month I’ve absolutely smashed it. Turns out I just needed some colder weather to encourage me to burn through my reading list. […]

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Books & Writing

How to edit your novel using Fictionary.

When I finished writing my novel, Brew Books, I knew there was a HUGE task of editing in front of me. Honestly, where do you even start? When you’re staring at that big, messy manuscript, I bet you’re wondering, how do you possibly edit a novel? Are there any secret tips and tricks for editing […]

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