#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...

#FicFest 2017: The Whats, The Whys, The Whos & The Hows!

Oct 4th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 7 min read

THIS CONTEST HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED Earlier this year, #FicFest was one of the trending topics on Twitter. Writers all over the world were sending in their manuscripts to the brand new contest in hopes that their hearts and souls would be put in front of all the right people. What they found were mentors willing to dedicate their time to help them perfect their work,...

Monthly Update: September

Sep 30th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

At the start of this year, I had promised myself that I would become more structured and set up a routine to make myself more productive. Instead, I’ve been spending weeks at a time away from home and writing whenever I have a spare minute. I jetted off to Canada at the start of the year for almost an entire month; I ran off on...

Guest Post: Submissiphobia Part II

Sep 25th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 8 min read

Writing A Book Review Welcome back, blog readers! I promised you in my last guest post that I would say a bit more about writing book reviews. To recap, a book review has three main purposes: to persuade (or dissuade) a potential reader, to help out an author you like, and, to provide an opportunity for reflection and writing practice, particularly for those of us...