Writing Tips and Prompts

How to Plan For, and Survive, NaNoWriMo

The first time I heard of NaNoWriMo (National Novel-Writing Month), I was both intrigued and petrified. Write a 50,000-word novel in a month? Write every day? Track my progress online, where everyone can see it? Tell me more while I slowly back into the hedges à la Homer Simpson. Don’t get me wrong – not only […]

I Write Fanfiction Because I Hate Writing Exercises

Writing exercises are…not my favourite. There, I said it. I don’t like being challenged to write a short story every day, or tell a tale in only six words, or come up with something based off a single-word prompt. Having to just make up everything on the spot is so much work. Basically, I feel […]

30 New Writing Prompts and Not Much Else

It’s been a while since I did a prompts-and-updates post! I haven’t got a whole lot to report on the novel front, actually, as I’m only two weeks off handing in my master’s disseration and my brain has the structural integrity of an over-baked brie. I’m really looking forward to picking Lady of Daemons back up soon, […]

I Don’t Have a Muse but I Do Have a Club

We all know that famous, “Sing to me, O Muse,” line from The Odyssey (though you may know it by its other title, Area Man Just Wants to Go Home). And while I make the occasional passing reference to Calliope & Co., it’s because I like making nerd jokes. I’m not actually beseeching Calliope for anything. In […]