The first week of NaNoWriMo has passed and we’re onto day eight. The first six days involved me being unimpressed by my plot – or, lack of one – and the only thing keeping the story rolling on were conversations that would need to be deleted upon settling on a plot. They were, and still… Continue reading Why Do I Want to Write a Novel?
You know what’s nearly here? NaNoWriMo 2019! (If you aren’t sure what that is, you can look at this post where I explain it.) I cannot tell you how excited I am. Last year I didn’t reach 50,000 words. I was going strong, and then halfway through the month I went to Sydney and things… Continue reading Less Than a Month / NaNoWriMo 2019
Without much thought, my answer would be yes. You hear it everywhere – or, I do – that people want to consume bite-sized media. This comes in the form of Instagram and YouTube; it’s easy to consume and it's how people market themselves these days. It’s more common for someone to pitch their ~aesthetic~ Instagram… Continue reading Is Blogging a Dying Art?
I’ve never been overly interested in travel writing, but since studying travel writing at university, I’ve found myself increasingly drawn to it. It’s especially interesting to see how techniques of travel writing overlap with other genres, and how to set them apart. For instance, travel writing in first person could be mistaken for a memoir,… Continue reading Travel Writing
Sunday has found us, yet again, with a cup of black caramel tea and an oncoming week of study. And with everything I study comes something to be learned. That sounds like the most obvious statement in the world; I’m a student, of course I’m learning. But I don’t just mean the course work, I… Continue reading Essays vs Creative Writing
I think we do not always treat words as we should. We fling them around and fill silences for the sake of it. We add and subtract as though what we’ve said can be taken back or redeemed. We don’t always think before we speak and we listen to respond, not to understand. Sometimes, anyway.… Continue reading The Treatment of Words
I’ve been thinking so much about my future lately, with my head down as I march towards the next thing. But today I was reminded of what has brought me to this time. At the end of 2017, I moved back home after living in Sydney for two years. I’ve never regretted this decision, despite… Continue reading What Leads Us to the Horizon