How to Write a Novel in 10 Easy Steps (This Really Works)

In celebration of completing ‘the novel‘, I’ve decided to put together a quick 10-step guide for all writers attempting to pen a novel. Since there are about a million resources available online, I had to dig deep and identify the real meat and potatoes of what…

‘The Novel’ and Other, Other Things

After a year and a bit of writing, I’ve finally completed my urban fantasy tale (the fabled novel) that I’ve been working on. It took this long mostly because I worked on other things in between and I wanted to do the story justice, rather than…

Saying Yes

Do you remember the 2008 film Yes Man, starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel? It’s one of my favourite films – not because it’s a cinematic masterpiece or contains an Oscar-worthy plot, but due to its powerful message. If we can take one thing away from…

Are You Writing About What You Know?

“You should write about what you know.” This is a sentence which I’ve read many times over, but it used to leave me extremely confused, mostly because I also read somewhere that every writer’s biggest mistake is to write an autobiography as their first book –…