Tag: writing

A call for beta readers!

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 how to apply!…

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!! →

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!! →

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! →

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! →

That’s a wrap! May 2019

May has been a bit of a month-from-hell as I slogged my way towards the end of the uni semester. Nevertheless, I managed some degree of success on the reading, writing and social media-ing fronts, so read on for all the exciting details! →

That’s a wrap! April 2019

My April was a fairly quiet month as far as these things go. I made some decent writing progress, read 6 wonderful books, and am now counting down the days until I finish my university degree. Read on for all the details! →

Playing God: Establishing your WIP world’s geography

When conducting world-building for your fantasy WIP, it is absolutely essential that you understand the world’s geography. It’s different from ours, after all! In today’s Playing God post, I explore the reasons for establishing geographical features, some important considerations, and give a sneak peak at the geography in my own fantasy world! →

That’s a wrap! March 2019

Can you believe we’re already a quarter of the way through the year?! I had a moderately productive month this March, despite how busy I was. Read on for the details on my writing progress and all the books I read! →

Playing God: Developing a magic system

Magic is one of the key elements in fantasy fiction, and developing an interesting yet consistent system is a vital step in world-building for any fantasy novel involving magic. In today’s Playing God post, I explore the main types of magic, some important considerations, and give a sneak peak at the system in my own WIP! →