As a serious planner, I love spending time before I start writing building up my world and characters. Personally, I find that it helps me follow a path without worrying about coming up with ideas on the fly. Maybe it's the history graduate in me but, part of this is researching some aspects of my … Continue reading Researching for your WIP!
Blurb: When her father dies just before her eighteenth birthday, Aderyn inherits the role of Protector of Atratys, a dominion in a kingdom where nobles can transform into birds. Aderyn's ancestral bird is a swan. But she has not been able to transform for years, not since witnessing the death of her mother. Aderyn must venture … Continue reading Review: A Throne of Swans by Katharine and Elizabeth Corr
Starting a new WIP can be a daunting prospect, especially when you can't seem to find any inspiration for the story you want to tell. Or maybe, like me, you want to write something but have no idea what. Here's a collection of writing prompts that might help to get the words flowing or give … Continue reading Writing Prompt Compilation!
I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Blurb: The Island of Mist is under siege and Odge Gribble and Prince Ben are in hiding. Desperate to find out why the mist is disappearing, Odge travels through the gump to Vienna, to find a mistmaker expert. But in yet … Continue reading Review: Beyond Platform 13 by Sibeal Pounder and Eva Ibbotson
A year ago today, I lost my dad. It was sudden and unexpected and threw our family into a very strange and difficult time. You can read about my initial experience of grief in a previous post but I thought I'd do a little update concerning how things are after a year. Firstly, things definitely … Continue reading Grief: One Year On
Blurb: Chris Marshall met the girl he was going to kill on a warm night in early June... He loved her the moment he set eyes on her - beautiful, secretive Jenny, who rushed headlong into his life. Fate brought them together, and it would mercilessly come between them, driving their innocent love affair down a … Continue reading Review: The Butterfly Tattoo by Philip Pullman
Hey everyone! After a little unplanned hiatus (quarantine, am I right?) I'm back with a bang! As part of The Write Reads gang, I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advanced copy of Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis and am here to share my thoughts! Synopsis: Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated … Continue reading Blog Tour: Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis
If there's one thing I love about reading a good book it's the inevitable crush that can come along with the characters. I feel like we've all been there, obsessing over a fictional character and almost willing them into existence 😂 My teenage years were as full of fictional boyfriends as they were celebrity crushes … Continue reading Top 10: Book Crushes!
Blurb: Another year. Another drama. A whole new set of rules...Bayview High is just about recovered from the death of gossip king Simon Kelleher a year ago. Now there's a copycat in town who isn't ready to forget him just yet. A school-wide game of Truth or Dare seems fun, right? But this game is … Continue reading Review: One Of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus
Much like planning characters, I love spending time choosing the right settings for my WIP. There’s an infinite amount of places that you can choose, or even completely make up your own alien or dystopian landscape, but picking the right one might be tricky. Here's how I choose my settings, and put them to work, … Continue reading Planning Settings!