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Review: Fly on the Wall

Oct 16th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 2 min read
Back in January, I wrote a five star review of E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars. I recall writing about the ‘finely crafted narrative’ and the ‘ending [being] sad yet strangely beautiful’. I had loved it. It was one of my favourite books of the year. In fact, I was so enamoured by We Were Liars, that when I saw Fly on the Wall in a...

Top 5 Tools Every Writer Needs

Oct 2nd, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read
Microsoft Word Word has developed a bit of a bad rep when it comes to writers, but I love it! All my shorter writing projects – this blog post included – are drafted on Word. When it comes to longer manuscripts, I prefer Microsoft for formatting and editing tasks. Formatting is fantastic on Word! If you take the time to use ‘headings’ to mark each...

Review: Fan Girl

Sep 11th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read
I hadn’t heard of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl until a writing friend of mine suggested that we buddy-read it. I bought it soon after and as soon as people saw it had arrived, I was bombarded with messages: Have you read it yet? What did you think? Isn’t it wonderful? It was then that I realised how huge the hype surrounding this book was. But now...

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...