A blog update is well overdue! We are of course, mid global pandemic. That's some scary stuff. I'm incredibly lucky to be in New Zealand, where Covid-19 has not yet overwhelmed our population, but we are in quarantine. With half of the country shut down and only essential services in operation, everyone is tucked away … Continue reading #WritersInQuarantine
I've been considering changing things up around here for quite a while, but I'm not so sure it's really necessary. I'd love a bit of feedback about how this site functions and looks in your opinion, and maybe some suggestions around what might improve it? As I'm working with a budget, I'm also heavily restricted … Continue reading How about a new look?
Maybe that's a little premature. I've been on hiatus for like... A year? I've been creatively dead, to the point where I've questioned my entire future in writing, and it's been utterly heartbreaking. However, a few days off a certain medication, and I literally tossed and turned all night long before finally giving up at … Continue reading I’m back!
Hello, and welcome to the new year! Right around this time last year, I was telling myself, "this is going to be my year." I had plans, and all the good intentions in the world. Alas, 2017 was not all I intended it to be. I never finished Tiger's Eye, nor did I complete Nanowrimo, … Continue reading Wrapping Up and Starting Fresh
Life is exceptionally busy during crunch time at uni, assignments due, stress is high, etc. so the blog posts are a little slow, and my shopping trips are impulsive. Luckily I can salvage one of these issues with the other. This is a blabbering, round-about way of saying I left my house and when I … Continue reading Recent Adoptions
I think one of my greatest struggles in writing is creating entirely unique characters - especially when it comes for supporting characters. My main characters aren't quite as big an issue; they have background and context that lends them their own unique traits and habits. However, I have noticed I can tend to lean towards … Continue reading Characterization and Diversity
I have spent... the past several hours tracking down, hacking into, and updating / deleting all of my old accounts and blogs across my teen haunts. Let me help you understand. That's 5 email addresses, with a dozen different possible passwords, across multiple platforms. I honestly don't know how I have so many email addresses, … Continue reading I Fell Down a Rabbit Hole
Under the assumption that my fellow writers and readers are all the readaholics like me, I've decided to add a Reading Challenges section. These challenges may vary from one week long to year long events, so there will (eventually) be something for everyone! Please bare with me as I slowly add content and build this up … Continue reading Reading Challenges
Today I want to talk about the importance of web presence, professionalism, and content, when it comes to being an author. I would also like to note, that this is all the view and opinion I have developed from research on the topic. It is by no means law, nor entirely comprehensive. However, it is, … Continue reading The Writer’s Website
Starting something like this has always been quite surreal to me. It's this clean, blank slate - where am I supposed to start? I would generally feel inclined to do an introductory post, but I'm sure there's plenty about me scattered across these pages already. If you want to know me, about this site, hell, … Continue reading Getting My Feet Off the Ground