Writing

Getting back to basics: The benefits of writing by hand

A new year, a new plan.  Last year, I had a big goal in regards to my writing career. This year, I just want to stay on track, write regularly and keep moving forward. In recent months, the thought of sitting at my keyboard and having to produce a word count felt utterly overwhelming. The more… Continue reading Getting back to basics: The benefits of writing by hand

Writing

Getting a handle on plot points (or not)

Last month I made great gains with my WIP (work in progress). I was super excited about my story. It was the big bright shiny thing that had consumed my creative mind for several months. I've been trying my hand at planning and plotting rather than pantsing my way through as I usually do, and it… Continue reading Getting a handle on plot points (or not)

Book reviews

What makes you STOP reading?

I recently read an article about what makes people stop reading a book. It got me thinking about my own reading habits. I've always been an avid reader and when I started up this blog five years ago (!!) my reading tastes rapidly expanded. I had review requests on backlog and was reading 10-20 books a month.… Continue reading What makes you STOP reading?