Are you like me? Do you find yourself overwhelmingly jealous of friends or family because they seemingly have everything under control? It’s a niggling feeling that digs under your skin, probes at your brain, that little thought that maybe there’s a reason you’re unhappy, unsettled. Maybe it was that slightly bad thing you did back [...]
After a particularly helpful comment on last week's masterclass, I decided to take their advice and write another post on the editing process.
To edit is to prepare a written piece for publication by means of condensing or correction but how do we action these in real life?
So today's post will be a short one as I'm not feeling my best but at least my time spent in bed has let me catch up on my TV, most recently the new Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.
My first day off since Christmas and I spend it, unsurprisingly, in a bookstore. Now I know you can't judge the content of a book based on the colours of the cover alone but when the travel books have luscious A3, full-colour photographs on the cover it's hard not to buy them then and there. [...]
Over a year ago I wrote 19,000 words on a supernatural thriller. It was around about the same time I started my first blog and rediscovered a love for writing. For a first attempt at an extended piece of fiction writing I thought it was a good try but I fell short and into that [...]
When in a book shop it's hard not to get carried away. I tend to pick up books that are far too complex with an idea in mind to better myself. It's these browsing sessions that boost my self-confidence, contrary to the belief, as I feel inspired and raring to type. It's moments like these [...]