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 notContinue reading “How to plot your fantasy novel (free template).”
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 firstContinue reading “Launching Patreon for my fantasy books.”
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 sweetContinue reading “The books I read in 2020.”
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.
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 theContinue reading “Autumn in Bruges.”
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 happyContinue reading “How to plot your novel (free template).”
March 8 is International Women’s Day, or Frauen*kampftag in Germany, a day to commemorate the fight for women’s rights, and to celebrate how far we’ve come. This year, for the very first time, Berlin is getting a public holiday to mark the occasion. Which means you’ll be looking for something to do, right?
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.
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 asContinue reading “My 2018 highlights.”
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 editingContinue reading “How to edit your novel using Fictionary.”
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 goalContinue reading “How I got picked up by Wattpad.”
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.