How to Create a Character From Scratch

Here are some methods to help you with your character creation! Chances are, that if you are looking at this article, you’re already in the habit of observing people in an attempt to figure out how they tick. Making up whole worlds for other people is exciting and...

You Should Capitalize and Punctuate Your Poetry

This is coming from a place of frustration. I’m sorry if I’m about to offend you, but honestly, your poetry will thank me. I have been requested to read and review several poetry books recently, and they all have one, rather obvious thing in common.   They have...

Why Writers Shouldn’t DNF Books

I know what you’re thinking, all of the usual arguments immediately come to mind! I understand, I too have in the past DNF’d ‘garbage’ books! It wasn’t until last year when I began reviewing books that I realised the value in not only reading ‘garbage’ books but also...

How to take an idea dump

I wrote an article on how to utilise your writer's notebook to the fullest. One of the things that I couldn’t stop thinking about was idea dumps. I began to explore how they fit into my writing habit and why I continued to put my mass stupid, crazy thoughts onto...

Ways That Writers Procrastinate

If you’re anything like me, you understand that there is value in what others would deem “procrastinating”. I become a domestic goddess when it comes time for me to write. My husband is thrilled! The laundry, dishes, hoovering and dusting is done before he gets home...

5 things you can do to write a better essay!

One of the hardest adjustments when it comes to transferring from high school to university is the difference in the quality of work you are asked to produce. Some schools do a great job of filling in the blanks and preparing you for the different ways in which you will be asked to write, others not so much. This is why I thought that it would be helpful to lay out some general rules to make sure you are ticking all the boxes for your tutor.