Guest Post: Truth vs. Fiction – A Writer’s Relationships

Sep 4th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read
I was working at a book festival a little while ago and came into contact with lots of authors over the course of two days. I picked up different bits of advice from them about working in the industry, their processes, but one thing I overheard rattled around my brain all weekend, and in the weeks that have followed. I’m paraphrasing the author slightly but...

Review: Death Notes

Jul 21st, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read
A few years ago, my sister’s friend gifted her a collection of books – the kind with covers that looked as though they were filled with horror and supernatural mystery. My sister, who is the most avid reader I’ve ever met and who ignited the same passion in me, couldn’t bring herself to read them; it was the first (and, to my knowledge, only) time...
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Jul 10th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 2 min read
Back in April, I introduced you all to Letters from the Heart; a project indirectly inspired by Maya Angelou that had the sole purpose of releasing letters online in hopes that someone harbouring the same feelings as the writer can find some sort of peace in the knowledge that they are not alone. Well, the very first letter was officially posted on June 30th and...

Guest Post: Talking About Writing and Writing About Life

Jun 25th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read
Ironically, words cannot describe how excited I was to be invited to talk at the Can Anyone Write A Memoir? event at the end of April. I wasn’t published, my writing had been on a worryingly long hiatus, and yet here was the opportunity to talk about something I loved doing, that resonated deeply within me, and in one of my favourite places in the...