Open and Close Method: How to write mystery

I love writing mystery books, it’s my genre and often at times I get asked how they’re so good? It’s simple, really. I just do what I like to call the Open-and -Close-Method. This simply implies opening a problem: The general problem of the book and solve it. But then the book is too small…

Recycling your stories: How to grow as a writer

You’ve written a book all those years ago, and you happen to stumble upon it and it was a major cringe fest. If you happen to be like me, then you started writing at a very young age and stumbling upon your very first book gives you mixed feelings. It’s either you really want to…

Cover Reveal: Love In An Undead Age

LOVE IN AN UNDEAD AGE is a post-apocalyptic romance wrapped inside an adventure that explores universal themes: love and loss, betrayal and redemption. What choices do we make in order to survive, what do they cost us, and are they worth it in the end? Are some breaches of trust too damaging to forgive, or can the…

Why you need to reinvent ‘the wheel’ to be a writer

Remember back in 2016 when you read that fantasy novel about the princess and the dragon? Or that romance novel where the lady falls in love with her brothers best friend? You do? Great, it’s been three years and you want to write a book similar to that but you’re worried about plagiarising, you’re worried…

Exclusive: The secrets they never tell you about writing!

We’re used to talking about writing, how to write, how to become a successful writer… and such. But what about the secrets they don’t tell you? The dark aspects of writing that could send you shuddering in the corner? I’m here to dish it all. Let’s start with the cost of just writing a book….

3 Self-care rituals to get you writing

Between work, picking up the kids, walking the dog, when was the last time you penned down an update to that book you’re writing? When was the last time you concentrated and flowed with your characters, or wrote something that you can agree made sense to you? 97% of writers hardly finish their novel or…

Writing Resources: Part two

Social media, our daily pill. We wake up to it, we fall asleep to it. But how can it help in writing exactly? Easy, the community. It’s easy to slip into isolation when writing, but with these few social media apps, and tips on how to use them, you’ll become a social writer in no…

Writing Resources

Let’s talk resources to get you writing!

I’m going to be dishing out juicy sites and apps to kick-start your writing career!