Guest Post: Submissiphobia

Aug 8th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 7 min read

I have met a lot of unpublished writers (in fact, I’m one of them) and each one dreams of seeing their book on the shelves of a bookstore. But there’s the problem: it’s not going to happen if all you’re doing is writing stories and dreaming. So many of the writers I encounter in my critique group, or even in conferences, have never submitted anything for...

Scheduling Your Week [+FreeDownload!]

Aug 1st, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

Knowing that 2016 was going to be a chaotic year for me, I decided to create my very own weekly schedule to help me stay on top of everything. A lot of people asked me about this so I thought I’d explain my process and even give you all a free copy of the schedule which you can download here. My goals for this week...

Monthly Update: July

Jul 30th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 2 min read

Despite my non-stop belated birthday celebrations during the first week and the London heat wave that made it far too hot for my brain to function, July’s been a surprisingly productive (and somewhat emotional) month. Not only have I officially said goodbye to my film review site, Interlude: Unscripted, but, following our very last official meeting, I’ve announced the hiatus of Brett Bear Books. A...

Interviewing A Writer: Sarah Rayne

Jul 20th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 17 min read

Imagine that you’re travelling alone on a noisy train during a dark and stormy night. You’re reading a book; a book you’ve never heard of, written by an author you know nothing about. The book was a gift from your sister’s friend and the cover intrigued you enough to pick it up and give it a go. There’s a woman in this book. She’s pressed...