5 Ways to Deal with Writerly Envy

We’ve all done it. We’ve all opened up Twitter and seen the news that someone has signed on with an agent, or sold a manuscript for six figures, or is going on a magical tour of the world to promote their book which is being turned into a movie. We’ve all sat there, knowing that […] Read more…

Character Study: Bella Swan

Yes, it’s true. We’re talking about Bella Swan today. Hey, where are you going? Get back here! Look, I know that Bella Swan isn’t a very interesting character. She’s pretty bland, and pretty passive, and—from a writer’s point of view, at least—obviously designed as a self-insert character. She’s a whole lot of nothing, which means […] Read more…

25 Writerly Blog Post Ideas

My first year of blogging was one long ride on the struggle bus. Everything, from when to post to what to talk about, was confusing and stressful. I realised that I needed a system to organise my writerly blog post ideas, and so—as part of my big plan to be a better blogger in 2018—I worked […] Read more…

In Praise of Critique Partners

I’ve just hit a big, big, BIG milestone with Lady of Daemons: my critique partners are reaching the end of the manuscript. Three of them have totally finished it and the other two are closing in fast. I’ve got loads of feedback to process and answers to my most pressing questions. The critique partner portion of […] Read more…

7 YA Books that I’m Dying to Read

There are SO MANY BOOKS that I’m dying to read. D Y I N G. But because it’s exam season, and because I’ve been preparing to begin dissertation fieldwork, I haven’t been reading much YA. Most of what I’ve read for the past month and a half has been titled stuff like, “The Conservative Governments […] Read more…