The first fandom I was a part of was Harry Potter. There had been other TV shows, books and movies before that I was also a big fan of (Xena, for one) but it wasn’t until HP that I experienced the full fandom experience: looking at fanart online, discussing with other fans, reading up on trivia, memorizing the most peculiar Continue reading Why I never wrote Harry Potter Fanfiction
Well, April is turning out to be quite the busy month for me, so I thought I’d better hurry and get this post up so I don’t forget. The third chapter in One Year to a Writing Life, which I worked through during March, featured opinion pieces and travel essays. There were 4 exercises. Simply put they consisted of drafting Continue reading One Year to a Writing Life – March – Opinion Piece and Travel Essay
Oh my god, you guys, it’s my first ever blog hop! Exciting! I was tagged by J. C Hart of Just-Cassie.com, whom I got to know during Camp NaNoWriMo in July 2013. I’ll admit I’d been eyeing this blog hop quite lustfully as it’s been hopping around on blogs I follow and was really hoping to get tagged, so I’m Continue reading Blog Hop: The Writing Process
The second chapter in A Year to a Writing Life features the personal essay. This is a genre I haven’t had much experience with, unless you count blogging and those tedious “What did you do during the summer break?” assignments they kept giving me at school. The exercises in this chapter were quite different from in the first chapter. Instead of Continue reading One Year to a Writing Life – February – Personal Essay
It’s March, which means in just one measly month it’s time for the April rendition of Camp NaNoWriMo. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Camp NaNoWriMo is a month-long writing project by the same people who run the better-known NaNoWriMo. There are two Camps each year, one in April and one in July. Last year I drafted by WIP Continue reading Ready your tents, it’s almost Camp time!
Last July, I participate in Camp NaNoWriMo. During the course of the project I drafted and did a first revision of my novella Going Home (which is now in the later stages of revision) and as a reward to myself for completing the project I decided to purchase a book on writing. After some browsing, I settled on One Year to a Continue reading One Year to a Writing Life – January – Journaling
The 11th, and second to last, chapter of One Year to a Writing Life is about rewriting. I’ll confess that due to NaNo and the impending release of Going Home, I haven’t managed to put quite as much time into the exercises as I normally do. The chapter featured a quite comprehensive list of things to look at when rewriting and editing (figurative language, Continue reading One Year to a Writing Life – November – Rewriting