Gillian Barnes first launched her #GBWritesWithOthers initiative in 2019, when she invited a lot of great writers and creatives to write articles and blog post, to share ideas, inspiration and motivation. This year, I wrote a piece about how writing is a marathon, not a sprint - comparing it to my own preparations for my... Continue Reading →
How To Keep Writing Novels In a Crisis
At the start of this year, I had a plan. A really good plan, if I get to say so myself. I made a calendar in Excel, mapped out when I'd be doing what, which of my manuscripts needed to be revised, edited, read through, and fixed. I had deadlines plotted in, and I even... Continue Reading →
It's been a while since I've written anything on this blog, and while I have plans for some future posts and reviews, nothing is going as planned because of the Covid-19 outbreak. So I figured I'd write a bit about that first, and then about how my writing is going. If you've paid attention, you... Continue Reading →
New Year, Same Opportunities!
I got to say, I hate the holidays. I always think I'll have more time, to write, to read, to do stuff in general and it never fails to backfire. I should know this by now, but I keep forgetting every year. This time, I feel like it's taken me particularly long to get back... Continue Reading →
NaNoWriMo, December and Finishing a Book
We're well into December, I know I'm late, but I wanted to wrap up how I did for NaNoWriMo and what I'm focusing on now that it's all over. First of all, I didn't "win". To win NaNoWriMo, you have to write 50.000 words, which for some reason is a novel to them. Well, I... Continue Reading →
NaNoWriMo Update & Doing New Things!
Let's just rip the band-aid off quickly, shall we? I haven't written nearly enough for my NaNoWriMo project this year. Considering it's already the 14th, and I've barely scratched the bottom of 12.000 words, I'm not hopeful about "winning". Last year, I did it all in a week, and though I wasn't planning on doing... Continue Reading →
My Monthly Writing Schedule
One of the best places to be a writer is Twitter. No joke. I love it not only to find cool books, meet new people, and talk about the books we love, but also because it's a great place to brainstorm with like-minded people. One thing we talked about a little while ago was working... Continue Reading →
Fixing a story. Editing now or later?
Last week I asked the twittersphere for some help with one of my stories, and I wanted to share with everyone (thanks so much if you were one of the ones who answered!) My problem was this: I’m working on a story where I need to rewrite good parts of the beginning. I think! I’m... Continue Reading →
Don’t Take Too Much Advice
When you decided to start writing, did it come naturally or did you do a lot of research first? Did you look up how to write? Did you read blogs (like this one perhaps?), find websites, listen to podcasts or watch videos on YouTube? Maybe you went a bit less digital, and actually bought a... Continue Reading →