Scrivener Gave Me Back My Mojo

I love writing. Whether I am writing Harry Potter fanfiction or my own original work I love it. For years I have put all of my creative efforts into writing very bad fanfiction that I never once read over to check my spelling and grammar. I think the only story I am actually proud of…

Facing Your Fears In Your Writing

What are you most afraid of? What is the one thing that scares you more than anything else in the world? I probably have a list a mile long. Who doesn’t? I’m not as bad now compared to how I was as a child and a teenager. But so help me God if I need…

Making Myself Angry At My Own Characters

Secrets, lies and betrayal play huge roles in the story and the consequences not only permanently change lives but costs lives. Almost every single character in the story tells lies and has secrets. My main characters are lying to each other, their friends, and their family. Thomas and Maria Knight were among the first to…

Convince me that it’s real!

WARNING: THIS POST DOES INCLUDE SOME FOUL LANGUAGE BUT I AM QUOTING SOMEONE ELSE. Originally I was going to keep this blog about my own writing experience but I'm so frustrated by what I have just endured that I have need to write about mistakes that writer's make. Not to say that I am perfect.…

Trying to make the water flow

How do you return to a story when once upon a time you lost forty thousand plus words of hard work? Yes, I still have the hand written version but what writer doesn't slightly edit their work every time they reread it or rewrite it? There was so much more that I have added into…

Picking Up My Pen

Thanks for joining me! I've never forgotten the first story I ever wrote. I was in primary school about year three or year four and it was inspired by Disney's The Lion King. I've still got the original little book I made with illustrations of my characters somewhere. Even now, over twenty years later, I'm quite…