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

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

Sitting down to write can be a daunting thought. Whether it’s a post or novel, it can be tricky. We must find a way to arrange coherent sentences and inform or describe and makes sense with the vocabulary at our disposal. To make it easier, we work and develop ourContinue Reading

Today marks three years since I started writing my novel. Well, it’s three years since I began tracking my progress. Well, today marks the day I first acknowledged the writing process. I actually started thinking about it sometime in November after a drink with a friend. And although I stillContinue Reading

swearing in writing? is it necesary

I’ve written scenes involving domestic abuse, sexist and homophobic language, violence, descriptions of drug dealing and detailed sexual behaviour. However, I still paused to reflect on my use of a specific four-letter word. What was I trying to say with this word, that I couldn’t have said with a lessContinue 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