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Characters. In my opinion, they’re the most important thing about a novel, even more important than plot. A character is the heart and soul of the story and that’s why it’s necessary to flesh out a real and well-rounded character that practically leaps from the page.

If your character is underdeveloped, you risk the reader never connecting with the story you are telling and that would be detrimental.

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I’m not musical in any way. I can’t sing very well and I can’t play an instrument. I did try to learn to play the drums for a year in primary school but it really didn’t stick. Despite my musical inabilities, I love music so much.

Music was always a part of my household when I was growing up and the appreciation for music that I learnt as a kid has followed me into adulthood.

My writing is fuelled by music. I have always created playlists to accompany my writing because I need it for inspiration. Writing The Witches of Belle River has been no different.

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Hello! Another mini hiatus unfortunately befell my little blog, but 2019 is a new year and a new chance to keep this machine running!

I want to keep writing reviews here, plus some new posts about writing that I have planned but I also want to give a nice quick mention to my Instagram account. I really think Instagram is a fantastic way to engage and becuase so many people already use it, it seems smart to be active on it!

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I’ve hit the 30k mark, I repeat, I have hit the 30k mark!

Wooohoo, writing progress! I have finally written 30,000 words for my beloved The Witches of Belle River. Recently I have been super productive with my writing, thanks to a few different writing incentives I have implemented. I’m trying to write 2,000 words a week, which may seem low for some people, but considering the writer’s block wormhole I’ve been in for the last few months, this has been a great start.  View Full Post

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In May of this year, author, and queen of my lil writing heart, V.E Schwab (AKA Victoria Schwab) was the speaker at Oxfords Tolkien Lecture. I’ve watched the speech a few times now and I have a lot of thoughts.

I really look up to Victoria and her writing style sings to my soul so when I saw that the video of her speech was finally up online I was very excited. View Full Post