Tag: my writing

D is for Developing Details (download my free character chart!) #AtoZChallenge

D is for Developing Details (download my free character chart!) #AtoZChallenge

The Blogging from A-Z Challenge continues today. Throughout April I’m posting about my life as a writer, including my inspirations, frustrations and celebrations. For the letter D, I’m going to discuss how I develop my characters. Discovery The first thing I do when developing characters is try to get to know them better through some automatic writing. I will typically grab a piece of paper and write freehand in my character’s voice. I don’t worry about spelling and grammar and I don’t filter myself. I just get out the words as quickly as I can. Sometimes, I will write interview […]


C is for Connecting with the Community & Cheating on Challenging Chapters #AtoZChallenge #IWSG

C is for Connecting with the Community & Cheating on Challenging Chapters #AtoZChallenge #IWSG

The Blogging from A-Z Challenge continues today. Throughout April I’m posting about my life as a writer, including my inspirations, frustrations and celebrations. The letter C also happens to coincide with the Insecure Writer’s Support Group posting day (1st Wednesday of every month), so I’ve combined the two events into one post. I’m pretty proud of that alliterative title! Connecting with the Community In my post about the benefits of blogging yesterday, I mentioned how blogging can be a fun way to network with members of the writing community. I’ve made so many friends through the Insecure Writer’s Support Group […]


B is for Benefits of Blogging #AtoZChallenge

B is for Benefits of Blogging #AtoZChallenge

The Blogging from A-Z Challenge continues today. Throughout April I’m posting about my life as a writer, including my inspirations, frustrations and celebrations. For the letter B, I’ve chosen to talk about the benefits of blogging for writers. Many authors find that blogging is not only a fun hobby but a useful tool for promoting their work. Seven Benefits of Blogging for Writers 1) It’s a fun way of networking Blogging is a great way to engage with potential readers and fellow writers through blog hops, weekly memes and discussions. I have made so many wonderful friends in the writing […]


A is for Awesome Authors #AtoZChallenge

A is for Awesome Authors #AtoZChallenge

It’s the first day of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge! Throughout April I’m posting about my life as a writer, including my inspirations, frustrations and celebrations. Today, I wanted to start by talking about the amazing authors that inspire me. Childhood favourites I’ve always loved reading, and as a child my favourite authors were Roald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson and J K Rowling. I wrote about them in a post about my favourite children’s authors a while ago. I also enjoyed Enid Blyton’s charming, old-fashioned tales, C S Lewis’ magical fantasy worlds and Dr.Seuss’ surreal rhymes. My favourite childhood authors taught […]


#AtoZChallenge 2019 Theme Reveal

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Theme Reveal

Once again, it’s time for the great and powerful Blogging from A-Z Challenge theme reveal! This will be the 7th time I’ve taken part in the challenge and it’s always been a valuable experience whether I’ve made it to the finish line or not. Last year, some of you may remember that I did an A-Z of Alice in Wonderland, analysing the various characters, themes, and symbols that appear in Carroll’s works. I really enjoyed exploring that topic, but it did take quite a lot of research to put together. This April will be very busy for me, as my […]


#IWSG March 2019: Masquerade: Oddly Suited Blog Tour & Heroes Vs. Villains

#IWSG March 2019: Masquerade: Oddly Suited Blog Tour & Heroes Vs. Villains

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, Erika Beebe, and Lisa Buie-Collard!  Hello, everyone! I hope you’re all having a good week. I’ve been feeling slightly frazzled lately as I have so much going on both at work and at home. Finding time for writing is a challenge at the moment, but I’m trying to squeeze in a little where I can. If only I could survive without sleep! I’m excited to […]


#WEPFF February Challenge: 28 Days

#WEPFF February Challenge: 28 Days

Content advisory notice: My entry contains detailed references to addiction and child bereavement which may be triggering for some. Write…Edit…Publish post on the third Wednesday of every second month and the challenges are open to all. To join in, you submit your name to the list, write an entry for the prompt (1000 words or less) and edit it. Then on the date given, you publish it to your blog, stating your feedback preferences. You can also read and leave comments on the other entries and share the challenge far and wide on social media. The winner for each prompt wins a $10 Amazon […]


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#IWSG Feb 2019: Masquerade Anthology News & my Creative Outlets

#IWSG Feb 2019: Masquerade Anthology News & my Creative Outlets

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:  Raimey Gallant, Natalie Aguirre, CV Grehan, and Michelle Wallace!  Hello, everyone! I hope it’s not too cold where you are. We haven’t had snow yet, but I’m quite looking forward to it. I’m just glad that January is out of the way now because it’s such a bleak month, isn’t it? Masquerade: Oddly Suited News I’ve been having a fantastic time getting to know my fellow anthology authors and coming […]