Stepping into a new year can be daunting, with so much pressure to make yourself a new you, a better you. It's all about doing good things making waves, if you would believe the output of many publications. It can be hard at this time of year to accept that failure is good for you, … Continue reading JK Very Good Lives- Why Failure Is Good
There's nothing saying you have to take steep hill in one go. Stopping to rest doesn't matter, it might even let you appreciate how beautiful Lincoln is. Or at least that's what my mum would like to believe, as I strode past her on the cobblestones in my heels. She liked to remind me how … Continue reading Tea for a Queen- Travel of the Week
Even someone who loves to stay warm indoors has to agree that to get the best inspiration, you have to interact with the world. These interactions can be in whatever form you like, but going out of your way is the important part.
Being all but barricaded in my house for the past week (not joking, I hadn't left my house in a week thanks to all the snow. Village Life), I had reached the stage of rummaging through my cupboards to make a decent meal. As you can imagine, I ended up getting a little creative.
Set on the famous Orient Express, 12 people find themselves stuck on a train in a snow drift. Given that in Britain we have just had the worst snow storm I can remember, I found myself getting stuck into the story, the setting, everything.
A little while ago, I ran into the problem of running out of things to say, pushing and pushing myself trying to break through the block. I had lost creativity and in turn, you could say I lost my mojo. Instead of not thinking about it, just writing whatever nonsense came to my head, I … Continue reading A break from a hiatus
With the start of November comes the marathon of NaNoWriMo, a month long slog of writing in which you must keep pace or fall behind. I think at this point it's important to remember: don't burn yourself out. Writing should be enjoyable, you should have an absolute need to write the story in your head. … Continue reading How Not To Burn Yourself Out