Guest Post: How to Steal – Shamelessly and Without Mercy

Nov 11th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 12 min read

Has this ever happened to you? You have been reading a book or film review and the reviewer interjects that this work is “astonishingly original…sui generis…other obnoxious phrases that suggest untutored genius”? Is there anything more intolerable than someone who can produce what has never been done before? I could give examples, but a) they certainly don’t need endorsement from me and b) it would...

NaNoWriMo 2016

Oct 31st, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

Last year I declared myself what NaNoWriMo dubs a ‘pantser’. With only a blank document and my imagination, I began to write. It’s safe to say I only got a week through the challenge before I found life getting in the way and I gave in. This year, however, I am prepared! Armed with a fairly in depth breakdown of a plot and a word...

Monthly Update: October

Oct 30th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

On the first of the month, my partner in crime jetted off to Lithuania. It turns out that the only thing I know about the country is that it was the birthplace of Hannibal Lecter, himself. Apparently somewhat inspired by it, my month appeared to split into Hannibalistic halves: The first half was filled with culture and intelligent conversation, introducing me to new things and...

Guest Post: Reaching Out To Real Readers

Oct 20th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

Since the explosion of self-publishing the book market is now a very busy place, authors need to keep motivated to produce their best work, have their book proofread and edited to high standards, give their book a cover to stand out in the crowd and even then there is no guarantee that readers will buy their work. I’m passionate about connecting readers to authors and...