#FicFest 2017: The Whats, The Whys, The Whos & The Hows!

Oct 4th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 7 min read
THIS CONTEST HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED Earlier this year, #FicFest was one of the trending topics on Twitter. Writers all over the world were sending in their manuscripts to the brand new contest in hopes that their hearts and souls would be put in front of all the right people. What they found were mentors willing to dedicate their time to help them perfect their work,...

Monthly Update: September

Sep 30th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read
At the start of this year, I had promised myself that I would become more structured and set up a routine to make myself more productive. Instead, I’ve been spending weeks at a time away from home and writing whenever I have a spare minute. I jetted off to Canada at the start of the year for almost an entire month; I ran off on...

Guest Post: Submissiphobia Part II

Sep 25th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 8 min read
Writing A Book Review Welcome back, blog readers! I promised you in my last guest post that I would say a bit more about writing book reviews. To recap, a book review has three main purposes: to persuade (or dissuade) a potential reader, to help out an author you like, and, to provide an opportunity for reflection and writing practice, particularly for those of us...

Round The World Writers

Sep 22nd, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read
Two months ago, I joined a Facebook group chat with fellow writers Heidi Norrod and Melanie Kyer. Despite our crazy time differences, we found ourselves talking to each all the time. It didn’t matter if we were on a twenty minute bus journey or were waiting to pick up the kids from school or even were working with the conversation page running in the background,...