2019 in review

2019 has been a year of change for me. Not only did I graduate uni and receive my first Real Job offer, but I reached some very significant milestones when it comes to my writing. Come and check out what I accomplished this year, and whether I achieved my ten key goals!! →

My top ten reads of 2019

There is still a little over a week left in 2019, but to date I have read a total of 74 books, and the time has come to announce my TOP TEN reads of the year! Bookworms, come forth, and let’s discuss our favourite books that we read in 2019!! →

A call for beta readers!

*CLOSED FOR NOW* I am OFFICIALLY looking for beta readers for the first book in my WIP fantasy series! Blood of Old (Graceborn #1) is a 195,000-word novel about two brothers, one a healer and the other a troublemaker, thrown into an ancient conflict where they both have a role to play. Keep reading for more information and details on…

That’s a wrap! November 2019

My November has both raced by and dragged by, and I’ve spent most of it lost in a writing trance-slash-frenzy. Aside from participating in NaNoWriMo, I also read 7 fantastic books and am hosting my first online giveaway! Read on for all the details!! →

Ten of my favourite opening lines

The first few sentences of a book are arguably the most important. They are the first exposure the reader has to the story, and have to be interesting enough to “hook” them into reading more!! In this post, I share some of my all-time favourite opening lines from fiction novels. What are yours? →

That’s a wrap! October 2019

Is it just me, or has October completely flown by? I’ve celebrated some exciting life milestones this month, read 8 amazing books, and worked hard on both my WIPs to get them where they need to be. Read on for all the details!! →

Plans & preparation for NaNoWriMo 2019

NaNoWriMo 2019 is just around the corner! I plan to use this challenge to work on the final part of Blood of Old, the first book in my WIP fantasy series Graceborn. Come and learn the details of my goals and preparations, and tell me about your own NaNo project!! →

My characters as Major Arcana tarot cards

There has been a recent trend in the bookish community to make tarot cards with the characters in popular books, so I decided to have some fun and match the key players from my WIP fantasy series Graceborn with the Major Arcana cards! Come and check out my list, and tell me if you’ve ever done something similar! →

That’s a wrap! September 2019

Can you believe we’re now three-quarters of the way through 2019? My September has been a flurry of activity, consisting of one finished WIP, significant progress in the other, ten books read, and a runaway Nanna. Read on for all the exciting details!! →

A look at the questions I asked my beta readers

This year, I made my first foray into beta reading, where I learned the importance of providing questions to help guide your readers’ focus. In this post, I share the list of questions I asked my beta readers, and the reasoning behind my question selection, and I’d love to hear your thoughts. *Includes a FREE downloadable worksheet*! →

That’s a wrap! July-August 2019

July and August have been an interesting time for me, as I’m soon to commence the next chapter of my life. Progress on the writing and reading fronts has been slow, but by no means non-existent, so read on for all the exciting details! →

The writing advice I wilfully ignore

Writing advice can be interpreted in many different ways, and should always be critically assessed before deciding if it’s right for you. In this post, I share four pieces of writing advice I don’t put much stock in, and am eager to discuss what advice YOU wilfully ignore! →

Aside

I am taking a short hiatus, and will return in early August 2019 with brand new content! Any questions and comments will be addressed then…and in the meantime, take care!

That’s a wrap! June 2019

I can’t believe we’re now halfway through the year! While my June has been woefully unproductive, it also marked a key milestone in my life, so I’ve taken some time to enjoy it. Read on for all the exciting details! →