The first part of the creative process.

Last week I wrote about creative block and how it’s normally more of an emotional block than anything else. But today we’ll be talking about something else and that is the first step in the creative process. Hint it’s letting yourself be surrounded by other creative people and things. Before anyone ever decides to be …

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The 4 steps to being a creative genius

  Being creative can be both hard and easy. Sometimes it comes as easily as breathing and other times it’s as hard as running 10k up hill. Now me, I swing between the two polar opposites quite a lot and my “Creative blocks” are something I’m becoming used to. So I was wondering how exactly …

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Newbie lesson #1 – Planning out characters.

For the past few weeks I’ve been a part of the Young Writer’s workshop - which has been awesomely put together by Brett Harris and Jaquelle Crowe. What I love about the workshop the most so far is the facebook group that is filled with the most awesomely amazing nerds ever. They all support each …

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DIY writer’s journal

It is no secret that I have a fondness for notebooks. Big thick ones with pretty covers, thin little back ones, those with lines and those without. All notebooks are perfectly acceptable to me.     Two weeks ago I wrote about how much I love New Years because of that energy it gives. The …

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New year and a new writing lesson

Happy new year - the phrase you’re probably hearing, slash seeing for the hundredths time between today and yesterday. Gosh even I’m starting to get tired of the phrase and I absolutely love this time of year. It’s very possibly my favourite time of year. January just has that energy you know, where people are …

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My novel update

NaNoWriMo update Pink update.   As of yesterday, the 28th of November, I am officially done with NaNoWriMo 2016! That’s right! I’m done with the 50K words that I said I’ll put into my novel Pink during November... this means that Pink will be completely done in a couple of days. (I’m aiming for between …

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NaNoWriMo day 21/22 – another step forward

I actually published the first parts of my work in progress ‘Pink’ on WattPad tonight. Just a cover, description and the first four chapters. It was a pretty hard thing to do, because so far I’ve always kept my writing to myself. This is my fourth novel and yet it will be the first that …

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NaNoWriMo day 17

It's official,  this love story that I'm trying to write is awful!   Yes I am at that stage of NaNoWriMo and it annoys me.   For those who has been following my progress this month, let me clarify something right now.  I am busy with a rewrite of a story I tried to write …

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NaNoWriMo day 15 

This is going to be a short post again because just like in the beginning of the month I'm writing posts on my phone.   I'm not exactly at home right now and instead enjoying a whole bunch of adventures sewed into one week long vacation.  I plan on sharing photos an stories later on …

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Four NaNoWriMo tips

It’s just past the second week of NaNoWriMo and things are getting tough. I’ve been seeing it everywhere; the lack of sleep is finally taking a toll on people, plots are failing and jobs and children are screaming for attention. I’ve seen this happen every time I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo and so for this year …

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