As an author I often get asked, ‘how did you come up with the idea for your story,’ or, ‘what was your inspiration?’ Inspiration can come from anywhere and everywhere. An experience you’ve had, a place you’ve visited, a song, an image, or a conversation. Id you train yourself to be in the moment and… Continue reading When Worlds Collide Inspiration
When someone you care about passes away, especially when they’re young and their life is cut short, it not only rocks you and the people who loved them, something shifts inside of you. This happened to my family at the end of last year and everything we went through together has reshaped the way I… Continue reading What happened when I stepped back…
Here are 5 tips you need to know to help you stay inspired while you write: Create a writing routine. You’ve probably heard this a million times but it really does help. Whether you can spare an hour a day or three hours, setting aside the same time every day to write really helps… Continue reading Writing Tip Wednesday – 5 Tips you Need to Know!
Here are 5 tips you need to know to help you stay inspired while you write: Exercise, meditate, and listen to music to refresh your mind. If you worked in a labour intensive job you’d come home from a days work and rest to rejuvenate your body and allow it to repair so you could… Continue reading Writing Tip Wednesday – 5 Tips you Need to Know!
Over the weekend I hosted a writing weekend for eight local writers. We all write across an array of different genres, have different goals for our writing, and are at different stages in our writing ‘career’ but we all share a love of writing. We used the weekend to not only get down as many… Continue reading 10 Simple Steps to Hosting a Writing Weekend
I was having a conversation this week and was asked what it’s like to work alone as a writer, and as we spoke I realised I don’t do this alone at all. I knew there were plenty of people who helped me, and I’ve always tried to thank everyone as often as I could for… Continue reading My Tribe
Since I published my first book, Dawn of the Dreamer in January 2015, I’ve learned so much not only about writing but everything that comes with it. Book publishing is the kind of industry where things are always changing. This can be frustrating at times, but it also means there is always room for growth,… Continue reading Writing Tip Wednesday – 5 tips you need to know!
For the past week, I’ve been spending most of my time sleeping in bed or laid up on the couch binge watching Netflix. Don’t get me wrong, it was great timing seeing as Stranger Things 2 was out, but it was because I’ve had vertigo. For those of you don’t know, vertigo makes you feel… Continue reading Why I love to write
This month I sat down to chat with Melanie Hooyenga, author of the time-travelling young adult series, The Flicker Effect, to find out a little more about the writer behind the books! LJ: Hi, Melanie. First of all I’d love to see where you write. MH: It’s always been a dream of mine to have… Continue reading Author Spotlight – Melanie Hooyenga
This month I had a chat with author of the Resistance Series, Tracy Lawson to find out more about the woman behind these dystopian thrillers. LJ: Hi Tracy, can you please start off by telling us a little about what you write? TL: I write YA dystopian thrillers and nonfiction history. I love being able to… Continue reading Author Spotlight – Tracy Lawson