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...

#Scrivathon16 – Writers Helping Syria

Oct 7th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 7 min read

All over the world, eyes are on the conflict in Syria. Charities and fundraising committees everywhere are trying to help raise money to aid those that are suffering and now there's an event especially for writers to help make a difference. That event is none other than #Scrivathon16. I got in touch with Alice Chao, the creator of the event, to find out more about it...