My Life, Student Life

Creative Dissertation – A Passion Project

My Masters Creative Dissertation was the hardest piece of work I have ever done and I am still reeling from it now. Yes, I'd completed one for my undergraduate degree and that was hard but this was on a different scale. People enjoyed reminding me that "they don't give Masters degrees for nothing" and I… Continue reading Creative Dissertation – A Passion Project

My Life

Participating in NaNoWriMo 2022

In the past month, I have been writing as part of NaNoWriMo 2022 and it has coincided with my last module as part of my Masters. The Creative Dissertation has been the hardest module but NaNoWriMo 2022 gave me the tools to keep track of everything and plunge into the words. I have not forced… Continue reading Participating in NaNoWriMo 2022

My Life

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2022

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2022 is the perfect time to do some summer writing. It has been a hell of a year and I am pleased to be able to free write again. I am concluding my MA next semester with the creative dissertation module and hope to go back to where it all started and… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo July 2022

My Life

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2022

In April 2022 marks another year that I took place in one of NanoWrimo’s Camps. In previous years, I have used the NaNoWriMo events to focus on my fantasy-fiction novel series, Realms of Magic and this year wasn't any different. Originally, I planned to write the beginning of book three of the series, having already… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo April 2022

My Life

Finishing NaNoWriMo 2021

Some of you may know I have been participating in NaNoWriMo again this year. I have taken a different method this time; I knew that I wasn't going to complete the 50,000 words and I didn't want to pressure myself to do so. Realms of Magic hasn't gotten very far lately because I'm trying to… Continue reading Finishing NaNoWriMo 2021

My Life

Participating in NaNoWriMo 2021 – Day 16

Some of you may know I have been working on a series of books with the working title Realms of Magic. Currently, it comprises three novels and at least one novella. Lately, I have been developing this collection throughout my Masters in Creative Writing, which I started in January, however, I am also using NaNoWriMo—National… Continue reading Participating in NaNoWriMo 2021 – Day 16

My Life

Participating in NanoWrimo 2021 – Day 1

Today is the start of NanoWriMo 2021 and once again I am participating amongst friends and fellow writers as we try and reach 50,000 words by the end of the month. In previous years, I have pushed myself a little too hard to reach the goal and haven't come up with anything I can be… Continue reading Participating in NanoWrimo 2021 – Day 1

My Life

Realms of Magic – A Fantasy Wonderland

Realms of Magic is a fantasy-fiction novel that, I hope, has flourished over the many years I have spent writing it. I wanted to create a world in which readers can immerse themselves in, become to know characters that are different but relatable. I wanted gripping plotlines which also have a sense of warmth to them.… Continue reading Realms of Magic – A Fantasy Wonderland

My Life

NaNoWriMo 2020 – Writing in Chaos

Earlier this month, I participated in NaNoWriMo 2020 with a goal of writing 50,000 words of my young adult book Realms of Magic, Book 2. As mentioned in Participating in NaNoWriMo 2020, I wanted to achieve 50,000 words by the end of November 2020. My goals were to strengthen the content, character developing and storyline… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2020 – Writing in Chaos