To Plot or To Pants [Writing]

For a long time, writers have referred to themselves in one of two ways. As a plotter, or a pantser. The discussion around both appears in interviews, articles, on social media…anywhere you get writers talking, the question comes up. Are you a plotter, or are you a pantser? Personally, I’ve always been more of aContinue reading “To Plot or To Pants [Writing]”

On The Come Up – Angie Thomas [Books]

When I read Angie Thomas’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, I knew this was an author I was going to follow for a long, long time. I was super excited when I heard about her next book, On The Come Up, and honestly, I almost squealed in excitement when I spotted it in my local bookshop.Continue reading “On The Come Up – Angie Thomas [Books]”

The Fever King – Victoria Lee [Books]

  Before I get into this, I just want to mention I received this book from Ashleigh (@edwardanddamon on Twitter), after winning it in one of her monthly giveaways. You should definitely go check her out because she’s awesome. In a future version of the USA, Noam, the bisexual son of undocumented immigrants, survives anContinue reading “The Fever King – Victoria Lee [Books]”

The Near Witch – V.E. Schwab [Books]

I only recently started reading Victoria Schwab’s novels. I started with City of Ghosts, then read A Darker Shade of Magic, shortly before going to an author event in Waterstones, Cardiff, where I picked up the next two Shades of Magic books and The Near Witch, money being the only thing stopping me from pickingContinue reading “The Near Witch – V.E. Schwab [Books]”

The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School – Kim Newman [Books]

After Amy Thomsett’s mother finds her floating on the ceiling, Amy is shipped off to Drearcliff Grange, but rather than squash this strange ability out of her, Amy learns more about her abilities, while her and her new found friends are tested in various ways. They face off against The Hooded Conspiracy, before a newContinue reading “The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School – Kim Newman [Books]”

No Killer, No Filler

Ah, writing. It comes so easily, doesn’t it? The words just flowing from your fingertips, the wonderful sound of keyboard keys clanking, being hit, one after the other, over and over until you have a sentence, a paragraph, a chapter…a book… Full of the same words. Just. Very. That. Suddenly. Started. Then. There are certainContinue reading “No Killer, No Filler”

Twisted Tales: Mirror, Mirror – Jen Calonita [Books]

Twisted Tales is a series of books presenting different twists on various well-known Disney stories, and Mirror, Mirror is the sixth in the series, following on from novels about Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid and Mulan. Five of the previous novels were written by Liz Braswell, with Reflection, the Mulan story, writtenContinue reading “Twisted Tales: Mirror, Mirror – Jen Calonita [Books]”

Publication Updates

So seeing as this blog is supposed to be as much about my writing as it is about other’s, I thought I’d just drop a quick note to confirm my latest publication updates. Details of my short stories can always be found on the About & Publications page, but I know maybe not everyone visits thatContinue reading “Publication Updates”

HEX – Thomas Olde Heuvelt [Books – SPOILERS!]

As indicated by the title of this post, this post will contain spoilers. If you haven’t yet read the book (and if you have, I would love your thoughts on this!) then I suggest getting a copy, reading it, then coming back. FINAL SPOILER WARNING PUPPY! Glancing over reviews on Goodreads, this book seems toContinue reading “HEX – Thomas Olde Heuvelt [Books – SPOILERS!]”