This semester at uni, I'm enrolled in The Publishing Project, a paper designed to guide us into the world of publications, how to navigate it and succeed. For my production, I am partaking in a group production and together we have decided to found a literary magazine, building from the ground up our very own publication. I … Continue reading The Quagga: Literary Magazine
Thought I would share with you a piece I wrote for a fiction writing class at Uni last year, about a teenage cupid-in-training. My teacher wasn't happy with it, but hopefully y'all will be at least mildly entertained. The Cupid’s Dilemma Being a teenager is complicated enough. Leslie thought it was wholly unfair … Continue reading A Short Story: The Cupid’s Dilemma
In theme with the upcoming Valentines Day, write a short story inspired by the following comic:
I know. I know. I already have plenty of projects on the books. Why in gods name would I start another? You ask good questions. The short answer is, it's for my audience. This year I intend to write a series that I do NOT intend to eventually publish and sell, so that I can … Continue reading New Projects: Cardinal Sins
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
"At night, the streets are empty. No exceptions."
Look guys, NaNo is huge. It's a massive undertaking that thousands of writers tackle every year. Many find success - hell, I've heard legends about people completing double-NaNo in November (I know, I struggle to comprehend it too!), but more importantly, there's also hundreds (thousands?) of us who don't reach the 50,000 word goal. And … Continue reading When You’re Failing at NaNoWriMo
In the spirit of Halloween / Samhain, write a short story inspired by one of these microfiction horror stories. I'd love to see what you come up with, drop me a link so I can read! Disclaimer: not my images. Source unknown.
Let's talk about the first chapter of a book and the reasons why I scrap chapter one. Chapter One: The Beginning. The first words of a story, the first scenes and events - for me - are equivalent to dipping your toes in the water, a temperature test, an experiment in preparation. Obviously, this will … Continue reading Why You Should Consider Completely Scrapping Chapter One
I pulled another vanishing act this past month or so. Due to personal life struggles, I decided to take a break from... well, everything. I packed a bag and went away for two weeks, ignoring all social media so I could focus on myself for a while. It was much needed and properly enjoyed, but … Continue reading Disappearing Act