I’m restocking our advent calendar with: little bottles of booze (in chocolate) chocolate balls gummy bears (sadly no chocolate) chocolate frogs 🐸 In the lead up to Christmas I’ll be doing my own advent, with less chocolate (not good) and more bookish treats (good) 👀 Keep your eyes peeled for daily bookish fun in my … Continue reading Advent calendar preparation
I documented my daily progress while writing a novel during the month of November. A crazy endeavour, right? Yes, agreed. So, why would anyone do such a thing? Because it’s National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. That’s hardly a legitimate reason… but also, why not? Note: if you already know about NaNoWriMo, and what the … Continue reading Writing a novel in 30 days: the results
It’s a writing mantra that you hear bandied around blogs, podcasts, advice columns, social media, etc. And it’s one to which I subscribe wholeheartedly*. I’ve jotted down some of my manic, rambling thoughts on the topic during this National Novel Writing Month… Smash out a rough draft in a month? Pick away at it every … Continue reading You must write every day! Or not?
Humour or humor? Cosy or cozy? Metre or meter? As a Kiwi I tend to write primarily in New Zealand English which has its origins in British English, with significant contributions from te reo Māori, and even some influences from American and Australian English. However, I recognise the majority of my readers are not New … Continue reading British vs American English survey results