Category: CREATIVE HOBBIES

#IWSG July 2018: My Ultimate Writing Goals

#IWSG July 2018: My Ultimate Writing Goals

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are: Nicki Elson, Juneta Key, Tamara Narayan, and Patricia Lynne. Today is the start of Camp NaNoWriMo-I’ve signed up and am ready to get some work done on my Sci-Fi/Fantasy crossover novel, tentatively titled Glasswalker. I’ve chosen a modest goal of 15000 words (500 a day) as I feel like that’s achievable right now. You can find my profile here if you’d like to look me up. I faced my fear of sharing […]


“No People, No War”, a Short Story for #NationalWritingDay

“No People, No War”, a Short Story for #NationalWritingDay

  I saw this simple four-word prompt a while ago on Creative Talents Unleashed and wanted to have a go at turning it into a short story. As it’s National Writing Day, what better time to exercise my writing muscle? I typed this on my lunch break today and haven’t had much time to polish it, so please be kind!   No People, No War “No people, no war,” he says simply, lunging for the activator. I catch his wrist just as he grabs it and squeeze it hard, causing the device to fly out of his hand and clatter […]


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Posted 27th June 2018 in: Creative Writing. Tagged: , ,

#IWSG June 2018: What’s in a Name?

#IWSG June 2018: What’s in a Name?

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are: Beverly Stowe McClure, Tyrean Martinson, Tonja Drecker and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor. Last month I spent little time actually writing but loads of time trying to figure out solutions to plot problems and developing my characters. I’ve even been deliberating about whether I’m focusing on the wrong character or ought to have multiple POVs. I am so excited about this story, but it seems to be […]


Book Review: The INFJ Writer by Lauren Sapala

Book Review: The INFJ Writer by Lauren Sapala

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links, which means I can earn a small commission if you click on them and then make a purchase. This goes towards blog hosting and other expenses. For more information, please read the full disclosure. Title: The INFJ Writer: Cracking the Creative Genius of the World’s Rarest Type  Author: Lauren Sapala Edition: Paperback Publisher: Self-published Release date: October 2016 Genre: Non-fiction No.pages: 216 Synopsis After years of coaching writers who struggled with procrastination issues, high sensitivity to criticism, and crippling self doubt, Lauren Sapala realized that almost every one of her clients was an […]


#IWSG May 2018: Springing into writing?

#IWSG May 2018: Springing into writing?

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are: E.M.A. Timar, J. Q. Rose, C.Lee McKenzie, and Raimey Gallant! Last month I was very busy writing posts for the A-Z challenge, so I didn’t actually get much work on my WiP done. However, my theme did relate to what I’m writing about and has given me a lot of food for thought. I’ve been puzzling over a lot of plot points and daydreaming about character motivations. It’s all a bit […]


#IWSG April 2018: Writing Through the Storm

#IWSG April 2018: Writing Through the Storm

After a long break from writing, I finally started to get back into it this year. I decided to rejoin the Insecure Writer’s Support Group to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are Olga Godim,Chemist Ken, Renee Scattergood, and Tamara Narayan.    When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing?  Well, I have to admit that this is something I struggle with. In the past, when my writing hasn’t been […]


A Blogger’s Journal from Paperchase

A Blogger’s Journal from Paperchase

One of my greatest weaknesses is stationary and in particular, I cannot resist a good notebook. I have separate notebooks dedicated to almost every area of my life, all of them themed. Yes, I should probably combine them into one all-purpose notebook like bullet journalers do, but the truth is I’m just not a one notebook kinda girl. There are too many great designs not to use them all! My latest find was ‘A Blogger’s Journal‘ from Paperchase. It’s a notebook to help you plan and track everything for your blog, including upcoming posts, social media strategy and goals for the […]


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Posted 11th February 2018 in: CREATIVE HOBBIES. Tagged:

WiP Wednesday (2)

WiP Wednesday (2)

Welcome to WiP Wednesday (short for Work in Progress Wednesday), a new weekly blog meme. Every Wednesday, I’ll be sharing details of a project I’m working on, whether it’s creative writing, art, web design or home decorating. I’ll ask for advice if I’m having any difficulties too. I’d love for you to join in with me! My WiP Type of project: Creative writing Working title: Shattered Hearts (The Mirror Universe #1) Description: I’m working on the first draft of a new adult sci-fi retelling of Alice in Wonderland (sort of Alice meets Star Wars).  Start date: 8th January 2018 Goal […]