Tips for getting out of the insulated writing bubble (and be filled with creative ideas)

When you start on your writers’ journey it’s easy to envelop yourself in a bubble. You want to churn out as many words as you possibly can. You focus on story planning, word count and the dreaded edit. This is all good and necessary to grow as a writer, but the problem with living in …

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My 2018

Happy New Year all. It’s been a while since I wrote anything on here (gosh I start every post like that) and I wanted to share some photos and some thoughts that I had. If you don’t care much for my thoughts scroll past, because I promise the photos are pretty.   New years generally …

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Grammarly: The best tool for the writer who’s not a native English speaker

I write a lot of English content. I write emails, blog posts and books all in English - but here’s my not so secret weakness. I’m not a native English speaker. I’m Afrikaans. This causes a problem for me. Mainly one of grammar and sentence structure. Basically what I do wrong is I use English …

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4 books every writers should read

Read a lot, write a lot, and of course stick your nose into a writing manual on occasion - that might help too. -Enette Venter I taught myself how to write over the years, and have used many resources to do so. Specifically I used books. So here is another recommendation post... (Links are in …

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The quill pot writing contest #1

All right guys, so I want to try something new/ retry something old. A long time ago, when I was a new and enthusiastic writer, I started a writing contest that I held bi-weekly. In the end, it crashed and burned because I honestly just couldn’t keep up with writing, school, and life all at …

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My 5 favorite writing resources

Okay so I’ve been writing a lot again recently which means, I’ve been making use of my fave resources again and since I have a lot of writers following me, I figured it’s my duty to share these things with you. So without any further introduction let’s jump into it. (Links are in the titles) …

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Trip #1: Feeling welcome in Welkom.

I posted recently about me finishing high school and wanting to travel during my break. The simplest way for me to travel is to visit family and friends all around my country. Where better to start my break than to go visit my grandparents? I haven’t gone to visit my grandparents in over a year …

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I finished high school!

  Three weeks ago, I finished high school and let me tell you I am very happy about this. Up until last year I was a pretty decent student, passing with okay grades. Since I home-schooled my high school journey looked a lot different from those of my peers, but I enjoyed it. I liked …

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The last enigma

Author's note: Story time! I don't share my writing on here very often (ironic since this blog is about my writing) but I decided that since I've been writing a lot I might as well start sharing some of it. So here is a sneak peak into what I wrote last week. It's currently called …

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An update

What’s up buttercup? I’m back, still alive, still writing and still cute.   It’s been really long since I’ve last blogged and a lot of important things have happened since then. I want to give an update that can sum it all up for you but since I haven’t really blogged in a year there …

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