Books & Writing

How to plot your fantasy novel (free template).

If you’re writing an epic fantasy novel, to publish one day or to upload on a story-sharing site like Wattpad, you’ll probably start with a million great ideas, write the first chapter in a burst of creative energy… and then get stuck. Without a structure or a plot, it’s easy to get lost and not […]

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Books & Writing

Launching Patreon for my fantasy books.

I may have a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing, but a lot of what I’ve learned about writing I can credit to Wattpad. I’ve been writing since I was a kid, and I’ve always been serious about it. I don’t remember a time that I haven’t wanted to be a writer. I wrote my first […]

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Books & Writing

The books I read in 2020.

In 2020 I read 43 books, which was a little short of my goal of 50, but still more than I read last year. The Goodreads app does some analysis of your reading list, but it’s never quite enough for me, so I always through the data into a spreadsheet to extrapolate those sweet sweet […]

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Books & Writing

The books I read in 2019.

In 2018 I read 40 books, which was short of my goal of 50. 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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Travel

Autumn in Bruges.

Welcome to Bruges, Belgium, a little town of bridges, gingerbread houses overlooking the canals, colourful buildings and brilliantly vibrant orange trees in late autumn. I visited a friend in her very ‘grammable new home, where I spent the lovely last glimpse of warm weather wandering the cobblestone streets, crossing bridges and stepping out of the […]

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Books & Writing

How to plot your novel (free template).

If you’re writing a story for Wattpad, or a novel you want to publish one day, you might start by writing chapter one and two, and then… you might get stuck. Without a structure or a plot, it’s easy to get lost and not know how to get to your ending. You know, that happy […]

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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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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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Books & Writing, wattpad

How I got picked up by Wattpad.

Most people know I’ve always wanted to be an author, for as long as I can remember. I’ve written stories my whole life and it’s always been my dream to make a living from the words I write. But making money from writing is a gruelling business. So while I’m still working towards the goal […]

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Travel

New York, New York.

Sometimes I just use this blog as a way to look back on my trips and keep track of my photos, so here are some snaps from my time in NYC.

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