Exercises, Reviews, Writing

How to write critical reviews; a skill every writer should learn.

NOTE: There is a hyphen between every paragraph because wordpress keeps trying to delete the breaks. Sorry! I recently joined a site designed to help writers improve. It works on the basis that for every review you give, you get one in return. The more popular your work gets the higher up 'the list' it… Continue reading How to write critical reviews; a skill every writer should learn.

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NaNoWriMo, Short Stories, University, Writing

Post-#NaNoWriMo Blues? I don’t have time for that!

...I won. I'm still waiting for the joy to flood over me. In the course of four days and with only (accumulatively) 15 hours sleep I bleed out 18,500 words. Needless to say, it will take some time for me to recover. I almost killed my housemates for keeping me up on the night I… Continue reading Post-#NaNoWriMo Blues? I don’t have time for that!

NaNoWriMo, Writing

NaNoWriMo Day 23: Quick Slap

I'm not sure how to explain it but I feel like Severus Snape (note Snape's placid swingng action) and Ron Weasley (note Ron's face) at the SAME TIME: I'm trying to tell myself that I haven't given up with NaNoWriMo, but I think I have taken on too much this year. I'm losing site of… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 23: Quick Slap

Writing

All Writers Have A ‘Secret Unsalvageable Story’

I should think that all writers have a story in their skeleton cupboard. A tale they are either fond of or hide it in the attic somewhere because they can’t bring themselves to burn it. This novel tends to be either the first one they ever wrote or riddled with obvious personal parodies to their… Continue reading All Writers Have A ‘Secret Unsalvageable Story’

The Blog

Drowning in a Bottle of LIFE, more like.

I should be doing an essay this very second. Am I though? What I am doing, however, is pushing through the first draft of my NaNoWriMo novel, Drown in a Bottle of Keys. I am that determined to pretend my essay will write itself. I have to say, with a little encouragement/writer’s block demolishing from… Continue reading Drowning in a Bottle of LIFE, more like.

NaNoWriMo, The Blog

Day 7 of NaNoWriMo and I’ve noticed my characters like to play ‘musical shirts’

Mercury and Frederick like to play this game, that is. For the second time this week, Mercury has had to swap his shirt with Frederick’s; but this time Freddy is the one with blood stains and not the other way around. I am not ashamed. I noticed in my previous extracts that I’ve been trying… Continue reading Day 7 of NaNoWriMo and I’ve noticed my characters like to play ‘musical shirts’