Hey, everyone! Long time no see, sort of. Life has been interesting recently for a multitude of reasons. I’ve gone through a lot of personal challenges in the past couple of months specifically, and I’ve learned more than I could ever describe in words—but I’ll do my best to do just that! This wasn’t something … Continue reading Behind and Before
Is it just me, or does it drive anyone else crazy when a writer uses incorrect speaker tags? We use speaker tags for two reasons. First and foremost, we use them to indicate who is speaking. The secondary—but not strictly necessary—function is to indicate how the dialogue is being spoken. What a speaker tag does … Continue reading Writing Pet Peeves: Incorrect Speaker Tags
Trying my hand at a spooky story for once! When I woke up, I thought I was dead. The world was never-ending darkness. There was no sound. No smell. And yet, a sense of dread settled so deeply within me that the hairs on the back of my neck stood on end. The beating of … Continue reading The Knock
Now that my (spectacularly amazing) wedding is over and I've settled into my schedule living with another human being, I've thrown myself full force into editing Project Pea. In the overall edits, I'm halfway through the book. I've ironed out some timing issues, changed a lot of individual scenes, and fleshed out one of the … Continue reading Project Pea: Finding My Voice
The latest instalment in the Colour Series. “How am I supposed to live on this single stupid planet for the rest of my life?” My own voice, roaring so loudly that it seemed to shake the very foundations of my home, replayed in my head. The force of the question made my stomach twist—but it … Continue reading Green
This was entered into a short story competition, and while it didn’t win, I still had lots of fun writing it so I wanted to share! The story had to involve someone randomly getting $20,000. I woke up with a start, opening my eyes and expecting to see a great big burning ball of fire … Continue reading Doomsday
Well, I had a little blip with my laptop, but everything is back to normal now so regular posting will actually resume this week. And to ring that in, I have good news! My book is only $0.99 in the Kindle store! The promotion will only last for a week, so make sure to grab … Continue reading My book is on sale!
Now that my wedding and my honeymoon have passed, I'm diving headfirst back into work today. As a freelance writer, I get to write stories for a living - which means that I was actually excited to go back to work! And to ease me back into the swing of things, I turned on my … Continue reading I’m back – with one of my favourite playlists!
The deep, rich blue of an ocean planet filled the viewport. Miss had never seen so much water on a single planet before. To another, it might have been awe-inspiring. To her, it meant a fortune. She knew there were precious minerals waiting under all that water and rock—minerals that were rare in a galaxy … Continue reading Blue
It's almost the end of January and I've had 28 days to start work on my second draft of Project Pea. I've only started rewriting Chapter 3 tonight (there are currently 21 chapters), but the great thing is that I've gotten a lot more done than just actually writing more content. Before I even started … Continue reading How To Do a Draft Two