Someone recently asked me if there is such thing as the 'Writing Community.' The #WritingCommunity is how many of us got where we are now. We jumped on follow trains, tag games and hashtags to build large follower counts, hoping to build an audience for ourselves. Along the way, we learned that most of those follows are completely useless, because you'll never interact with them.
I recently started thinking about letter writing, and how antiquated it is that you can send a letter to someone else in a different country, and that country's postal system just delivers it, without you having to pay them. Of course, you have to pay extra to your own postal service, but once it's gone… Continue reading Pen Pals?
CNN has projected that Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States. Regardless of your thoughts on policy or where you stand on the political spectrum, I think this is a reason to celebrate. Trump was a unique politician. He would never concede ground. Never admit to being wrong. He never sought… Continue reading And Breathe
I can't believe I've been doing this nine months already. But yep, the other day I tipped over the 100 followers benchmark, and that seemed like a fitting time to reflect on my blogging journey so far. I want to talk about how things have changed and what I've learned since I started this in… Continue reading 9 Months, 100 Followers and 70 Posts Later…
We write differently. We all have our own processes, things that work for us and things that don't. Some are more chaotic than others. Being a chaotic writer is a challenge all in itself. As someone who doesn't do much outlining, its easy to feel like your way of writing isn't legitimate, that you aren't… Continue reading The Most Chaotic Pantser In The World
It's okay, nobody panic, I'm not going anywhere. But I've noticed in the last couple weeks that I'm feeling a bit... thin on the ground for ideas when it comes to blogging. Earlier in the year, I frequently had a dozen or so blog posts queued up and ready to go. Now, sometimes I'm rushing… Continue reading A Blogging Announcement
Apparently, if you like to watch football (soccer, to you Transatlantic people), you have 'a team.' A club you'll support no matter what. A club you buy merch for, cheer when they win crucial games, and cry when they get relegated. So, what team do I support? Well, I support Portsmouth. I spent a year… Continue reading What Football Team Do I Support?
*Okay, so, not really. It contains potato, which was only brought to Britain in the 1580s. But pottage was still being eaten by that point, so I'm sure somebody made something similar, at some point? I did it because I wanted to cheat. See, traditional pottage (so-called because it was cooked in a pot) was… Continue reading I Made Medieval Pottage!*
Yes, I thought you should be the first to know. I have a personal assistant*. After all, this writer life is very difficult. There are too many things to keep track of - and after I kept agreeing to new projects, I knew I needed to become more organised, because otherwise, I was going to… Continue reading I Have A PA!
If you've seen me online at all, you've probably guessed that I'm a fan of emojis. You are correct. I use them often, maybe too much, and some times in twos, threes or more. I'm sure some people roll their eyes at this. If they do, I wonder if they're missing something. Emojis are very… Continue reading What I Think About Emojis