Life

November Goals.

November, November. The year is very rapidly drawing to a close, and so I must once again take stock of the ambitious goals I set myself for the remaining days. Last month I wanted to write a set amount and read a set amount that I did not accomplish. Perhaps November, with its cold nights […]

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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

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

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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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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Life

August Goals.

It’s literally nigh on 35 degrees as I write this, with a fan pointed directly into my (shiny with sweat from my bike ride) face. Yes, I get it, summer is here. Oh god, I get it. You’d think as an Australian I’d be somewhat well-adjusted to the heat, but I’m also used to air-conditioning […]

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Life

June Goals.

I’m still lowkey convinced that it’s February, so it’s kind of a big shock to write “June” in the headline of this blog post today. But oh, I can feel that this is going to be an amazing month. Spring has gone so quickly and summer has just tumbled out of nowhere. I’ve got some […]

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Books & Writing

Read my novels.

If you fancy taking a peek into a book of mine, you can check them out on Wattpad. It’s an online site and an app that I upload my books to, where you can read books for free. I have 3 completed novels, a novella, and I’m currently writing a new fantasy novel. Just visit my […]

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Berlin, Life

Looking back at 2017.

Well, that’s it then. 2017 is done and dusted, as of today. In fact, in Australia (and, okay, New Zealand first) it’s already well into the new year. Here in Berlin, the fresh new start we’ve all been waiting for is a matter of hours away. And I think it’s important to take stock of […]

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Books & Writing

Important writing lessons from JK Rowling.

It’s no exaggeration to say that JK Rowling has actually changed and shaped my life. I discovered Harry Potter as a child and with that series of books I discovered my passion of reading and writing and cemented my life aspiration to become an author. As a kid I started a Harry Potter club at […]

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Books & Writing

Can you read faster on your phone?

When I see snaps from the enormous number of bookstagrammers, book bloggers and booklovers I follow on Instagram I have a big craving for physical books. Nothing quite beats the feel and smell of fresh paper from crisp new novels, or the dusty sweetness of old novels dug up from a secondhand bookstore. But as […]

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