One thing that I'll always spend (probably too much) time on when I get to starting a new WIP is creating a cover for it. As a teen I was, like many, reeeeeally into Wattpad and some of the stories that would pop up on the website has amazing covers. It wasn't long before I … Continue reading Creating Book Covers for your WIP!
Around this time last year, I was struggling with writer's block. It's the worst feeling when you really want to be able to put pen to paper but have no motivation or ideas to guide you. In an attempt to fight that and get back into writing, I thought I'd invest in a writing kit, … Continue reading Review: The Writer’s Toolbox!
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!
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!
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!
Planning characters is probably one of my favourite parts of starting a WIP. There's so much you can do and you get to be as specific or vague as you like! Characters are the drivers of your story and need to be believable to keep your reader interested. Part of making sure that happens is … Continue reading Planning Characters!
As a follow up to my post on using Pinterest for your WIPs, I thought I'd talk about how I also use Spotify to help me get into the writing mood. When I set up my profile for taking part in National Novel Writing Month in 2019, I noticed that there was an option to … Continue reading Using Spotify for your WIPs!
Hey everyone! In 2020 one of my goals is to commit more of my time to writing. It's been so long since I actually finished a full length story (probably not since I was at school!) and after taking part in National Novel Writing Month for the past two years (you can check out my … Continue reading Using Pinterest for your WIPs!
Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month. Hey guys! It's taken me a while to put this post together but here's my take on National Novel Writing Month 2019! There's a little bit of a summary about my experience with it this year (in comparison to my attempt in 2018), how the whole thing went … Continue reading My NaNoWriMo Experience – 2019!
November is, once again, fast approaching and I've convinced myself to commit to National Novel Writing Month again this year. I held myself accountable by telling you Twitterfolk that I'd commited back in September - since then I'd done no planning and had pretty much zero ideas (yay! 😭) Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month. In … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep – 2019!