The Facade of Perfect: Online vs Real Life

The Facade of Perfect: Online vs Real Life

The online world is amazing. You can meet people with similar passions and callings and personality as you. You can find accountability, encouragement, inspiration. Friends and role models. I love being a part of the online community. I love connecting with writers...
Five Middle Grade Novels I Love

Five Middle Grade Novels I Love

Young Adult fiction is totally my favourite thing when it comes to books, but sometimes I need a bit of a break from the thick monsters that people call YA these days (looking right at you, Brandon Sanderson), and middle grade fiction is a wonderful place to go.   Why...
Introducing My NaNoWriMo Project

Introducing My NaNoWriMo Project

I’ve been making hints about my next book for a few weeks now, in both blog posts and newsletters, but always being very vague and mysterious about it. Because I, frankly, didn’t know enough about it to actually explain it any more than ‘it’s...
Recipe: Plot Twists 101

Recipe: Plot Twists 101

Disclaimer: this is a humourous post meant to amuse, not to instruct. You have been warned. 😉 We’ve all had that one book that totally blew our minds with the crazy twists and turns of the plot, always keeping us on our toes. How do authors come up with such...
Why To Find A Brainstorm Buddy

Why To Find A Brainstorm Buddy

I mentioned the term ‘brainstorm buddy’ in my last post, and this week I’m actually staying with one of my brainstorm buddies, so what better time to talk about how amazing they are?   Every time I’m stuck in my novel I go hunt down a...
Cover Reveal: ROMANOV, Nadine Brandes

Cover Reveal: ROMANOV, Nadine Brandes

I find it ironic that since doing a post on ‘how to afford books as a broke bookworm’ I have done three posts. Two out of those three have been me getting excited about books. Is that going to stop me from continuing with this post of all my...
The Get To Know Me Tag – Writer’s Edition

The Get To Know Me Tag – Writer’s Edition

I love seeing these questionnaire tags that drift across the online universe, partly because I love learning more about my friends, and also because the writing community is all so interconnected and it’s wonderful to see such a supportive friend group. But...

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