National Novel Writing Month – Update

It’s November!! For all those wonderful writers out there, it’s a month of motivation, challenges, and crying. I am of course talking about National Novel Writing Month – A.K.A. NaNoWriMo. For those who are unfamiliar, it’s a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in November. It’s a hard enough challenge, but when you […]

National Novel Writing Month 2017

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) takes place every year in November. For those who’ve not come across this before, it’s essentially a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel between the 1st November – 30th November, which works out at a little over 1,600 words per day. While that sounds pretty do-able, when you […]

Why I struggle to write “deeply”

This blog post is in part triggered by a conversation I recently had with a friend about the “playground” antics sometimes endured by friends and family as well as strangers and peers. The childish thinking of, “Oh, you like [THING]? You’re so sad!/You’re such a loser!/You’re [insert other childish, derogatory comment].” I was mocked and […]