Books & Writing

October Book Wrap Up.

These are the books I read in October, plus some thoughts about them. That’s it. That’s the post. This portrait photo of me is by my incredibly talented friend, Sólveig, and you should follow her Instagram right now, and then read about these books below.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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September Book Wrap Up.

I read for pleasure and to relax, but at the moment I’m feeling stressed by how little I’ve been reading lately, which is the complete opposite of what should be happening. At the beginning of the year I set myself a goal to read 60 books in 2018 and for the first half of the […]

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Books & Writing, wattpad

Meet the characters in my novel.

If you’ve been around this blog for a moment, you might have heard me going on about this novel I’ve written. While I was writing, I found it pretty helpful to visualise the characters I was writing about. I found some inspirational images on Pinterest to help me imagine the characters in the book. The […]

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August Book Wrap Up.

I’ve really slowed down on my reading in the last few months which is annoying because I am a few books behind target for the year (I’m aiming to read 60 books this year). But I’m hoping I’ll be able to make that up when it gets a little colder. I’ve just got back from […]

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