NaNoWriMo 2017: Meet The Writers

Oct 30th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read
One of the things that terrified me about doing my first NaNoWriMo was not knowing if I was 'doing it right'. Sounds silly, right? Or can you secretly relate? It took me a whole year to realise that there isn't actually a right or wrong way to participate in NaNoWriMo. Every writer is different. They're all different ages and at different stages of their careers. They're...

5 Things To Do Before NaNoWriMo

Oct 23rd, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 2 min read
It’s that time of year again! NaNoWriMo is almost upon us. With only one week remaining, the writing community is splitting into two groups: one group bustling with last minute preparations and the other twiddling their thumbs and waiting to finally wake up to November 1st. I’ve done it all. I’ve been a ‘panster’ and gone in head first with only a blank document and...
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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...