To finish a decent draft of my new project, Dark Depths of Water, and prepare for Pitchwars 2020 (deadline: end of September). It’s not going to be easy, maybe even impossible, but it’s motivating to have a target! Want to learn more about the writing event? See http://www.pitchwars.org.
Excited by the first writing course, I did another one. Same university, different topic. Although the mandatory reading material was boring as hell, I did learn how to write “thisness”, which is a subject-matter word for tangible/vivid description. For the main assignment, I submitted a scene from my current project “Dark depths of water” (whichContinue reading “Another writing course completed”
As some of you may have noticed, my pen name has changed. The reason is simple: to separate my author brand and writing career from my personal life and job. Thanks for understanding!
One of the assignments from the creative writing course was to outline a Young Adult fiction book. A relatively easy assignment since I’ve already begun and outlined several novels. Though, sending them off to a professional at Oxford University to critique is anything but easy… Halfway through a bottle of wine, I dared to openContinue reading “Feedback from the writing course”
I enrolled into a writing course with the University of Oxford part-time and online, and over the span of a couple of months I’ve been getting insight into writing styles and methods, in particular for Young Adult fiction. Although I wasn’t able to dedicate as much time as I wanted to, the time I didContinue reading “Course completed!”
I had the best intentions in updating the blog and writing furiously toward my new novel… but life happens. To maximise remaining mental capacity, I prioritised writing short stories — one which received a placement in a writing competition — and fulfilling requirements for my writing course with the University of Oxford (which I amContinue reading “Life happens”
I’m going to throw the PC out the window. Seriously. What the heck is with wordpress. (takes a deep breath) Nevermind. I found the widgets. Hurrah! This is the reason why I should research before jumping into writing — messy, messy, messy. I’ve tried to learn learned that writing novels and pantsing it, is notContinue reading “Never been dumber”