My Writing Journey

So picture this. I was curled up on my bed one night before bed reading Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush, (an all-time favourite), and as I finished the last page and turned to her author bio, I thought to myself, maybe I could do this. I could write novels. And that’s how it came about. Five minutes later, I…

Book Review: The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater

On my journey through literature, I often encounter a period of several weeks, sometimes months, when I just don’t find reading material that satisfies me. I was experiencing this dry spell some time ago when I came across The Raven Cycle series, written by Maggie Stiefvater. And let me tell you, the dry spell soon…

Major weakness: naming characters

I am shockingly bad at naming my characters. I either end up settling for ordinary, everyday household names (which isn’t a bad thing), but when you’re writing an novel you want your character names to be memorable. I tend to get pretty desperate and end up choosing outrageous names that translate into names for trees…

Books vs. eBooks

I had a lecture a while back at university that discussed the pros and cons of books and eBooks. It’s never a debate I’ve really considered before, but it got me thinking. When I was younger my mum used to take me and my sister to the library every couple of weeks to hire out…

Being a productive writer

I hear all the time that if you want to be a writer, you have to write all the time. You can’t just write ‘when you feel like it’ or write when you’re in ‘the right frame of mind’. And I actually started thinking that maybe people were right. But then I realised something. I write better…

Book Review: The Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin

I recently found myself revisiting these books simply because I absolutely love them. They’re entertaining, packed with witty dialogue and haunting incidents, romance, despair, and all manner of emotional upheaval. And what does all this equate to? A damn good read. Whilst I enjoy reading books for the characters and the story itself, I’m a…