How To Make Your New Good Habits Stick (and Break Your Bad Ones)

Hello Lovely Human! Let’s face the ugly truth, shall we? We all have bad habits that follow us into every new year and good habits that we just can’t seem to stick to even with colour coded, laminated schedules. Luckily for both of us, behavioural science will have us achieving all these things with simpleContinue reading “How To Make Your New Good Habits Stick (and Break Your Bad Ones)”

Fillers vs Fluff: What makes them different and When to use them?

In my latest post: How To Avoid Filler Chapters we looked at ways to focus on the parts of the story that matter instead of filler pieces. I ended that post by saying that fluff and fillers were two very different things and today I am going to be explaining why and when I use them.

How To Give Each Chapter of Your Novel Purpose

Hello, fellow Human! Today the two of us are talking about how we always end up writing filler chapters into our work in progress and even outlines. Luckily I came up with a solution that works brilliantly for me and I hope helps you too. The Annoying Problem of Fillers It’s a common trend IContinue reading “How To Give Each Chapter of Your Novel Purpose”

A Few Tips for An Awesome NaNoWriMo

There are just over two weeks hen this post will go live, actually) and everyone who’s taking part in NaNoWriMo this year is counting down the moments until we attempt the insane challenge of writing our novels in one month.
NaNoWriMo is big-no huge-and quite frankly terrifying. But that’s not what NaNoWriMo should be about, it should be fun and exciting and make you feel motivated. So in an effort to make NaNoWriMo less terrifying and enjoyable here are ten tips to do just that.

Perhaps You Should Plot Your Novel

Maybe you’re the type of person who thinks that plotting the perfect solution to ninety per cent of your writing woes and you love it! Or maybe you’re the type to feel that plotting is a demonic and soul-crushing activity or perhaps you’re neutral. Well two years ago I was neutral and far closer toContinue reading “Perhaps You Should Plot Your Novel”

Types of Writers: Precise Plotters, Playful Pansters & Awesome Hybrids

When you think of the types of writers our first thoughts probably go to people who either hide their insanity well and those who don’t but the fact remains the same, that at some point or another have to decide what we’re going to type out onto our page. Our methods of doing it mayContinue reading “Types of Writers: Precise Plotters, Playful Pansters & Awesome Hybrids”

A Writer’s Note on Writing: What Writing Is

Let’s just admit it: writing is hard. No matter if you’re writing on a deadline or can take the next year and a half writing your book on and off it’s still hard. Especially if you’re working a 9 to 5 or working an 8 to 1 (AKA school plus your time spent on homework,Continue reading “A Writer’s Note on Writing: What Writing Is”