A reader asked me how to start a good blog, but I honestly didn’t have an honest answer available because I’ve never thought about it. What does it mean to be a good blogger? That’s not a question anyone can answer, it varies from blogger to reader, and tastes changeContinue Reading

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essentieal reading in great storytelling

Like any good writer, I was supposed to write something new but ended up binge-watching the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on Netflix. When I’m not writing, I read a lot, and the professionals tell you a good writer must read, read, read and not squander there creative days in frontContinue Reading

lightbulb in a dialogue speech bubble

Dialogue in its purest form is a means of communication, whether written or spoken. In literature, it’s the technique that depicts two or more characters engaged in a conversation. We use Dialogue in writing, the same way we use speech in real life, to show ourselves or characters. Telling aContinue Reading

reading a dictionary with glasses for words

When I try and describe the function of language, I’m reminded, by the younger me who dreamt of attending Hogwarts, by the words of the late great Albus Dumbledore. ‘Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.’ I intend to causeContinue Reading

write, what you know

There’s a writing myth, particularly in fiction, that says a writer should stick to an area of expertise. After all, if you’ve never experienced a situation what gives you the right to write a bestselling novel about said subject? Every author should write what they know! Who the hell areContinue Reading

social icons on phone, facebook, twitter, pinterest instagram youtube google

Forget the Cambridge Analytica scandal; I have a far more personal grievance with Social Media. I hate using it. All of it, there isn’t one social media site I wish to use more, or better. There’s nothing genuine about it. It’s supposed to make our lives easier and let usContinue Reading