Surviving a Deadline

Surviving a Deadline

Deadlines are a necessary part of the writer’s life. Sometimes they can be great motivation to get that project finished, but other times they can be stress! And panic!! 😱   I (unfortunately) can’t say that I’ve discovered the secret to a completely stress-free...
Songs I Wish Were Books

Songs I Wish Were Books

When you only realise the header image has the wrong words two minutes before publishing the post, but it’s too late to change it now. 🙈   Good morning one and all and welcome to Jane Makes Up Stuff Because None Of Her Other Ideas Were Working Today. In...
Updates and Life Chats

Updates and Life Chats

As I’m sitting down to write this post, I actually have no idea what I’m going to say, but I’m here to say it anyway! (I’m not sure if that’s a bad thing or a good thing. 😂) I actually haven’t done a general ‘updates’...
Marketing For The Shy Author

Marketing For The Shy Author

It’s pretty common knowledge that to be a writer, you have to spend a lot of time sitting around writing. It makes sense, then, that most of the writers I’ve met are introverts. They’re lovely human beans with imaginations like the sun as it bursts...
How To Crush Camp NaNo 101

How To Crush Camp NaNo 101

Disclaimer: this is a humourous post meant to amuse, not to instruct. You have been warned. 😉 Here’s a little behind the scenes peek at my 101 posts. Cover your ears quickly, if you actually thought these were legitimately serious writing advice posts, because...
Then vs Now: How Far You’ve Come

Then vs Now: How Far You’ve Come

Comparing yourself to other people is never a good idea. Either you get proud and think less of them, or you get depressed and think less of yourself. Neither is a good state of mind, needless to say. However, comparison isn’t always bad, if you compare to the...
Project Inspire

Project Inspire

Being inspired and inspiring other people is such an amazing feeling. I don’t know about you but hearing that I’ve inspired someone always makes my day.   A few weeks ago, Jenna Terese messaged me about this blog tag-style plan she’d cooked up,...
You Are Not Your Book

You Are Not Your Book

As writers, we spend hours and hours pouring ourselves into our books. All that time spent working on your characters, your world, your plot. The planning, the writing, the editing. There’s so much of the author in every book on your shelf.   But as...

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