Editors Editing: E. A. Comiskey

Jan 22nd, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 12 min read

While reading an article on the subject, I realised that I hadn't ever given much thought as to why writers ought to try a few different editors before sticking to the one that was right for them. The editor I have has been with me since I first started writing novels. For me, she is perfect but her style of editing is extremely difficult to the...

Maintaining Your Mental Health in 2018

Jan 15th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

Maintaining mental health can be difficult at the best of times, but when life becomes that little bit too overwhelming it can get a whole lot worse. As someone who suffers from many a mental issue (bar the fact that I’m a writer so, naturally, fictional characters whisper in my ear on a daily basis), I’ve discovered that the trick to maintaining mental health isn’t...

Love at First Sight and ‘Our Chemical Hearts’

Jan 8th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

I’ve never been a fan of Romeo and Juliet. I agree, wholeheartedly, that Shakespeare was a genius. His works have moved me to tears, given me butterflies and even sent shivers down my spine. But Romeo and Juliet?! A teenage boy pining over a girl we never actually see, getting forced into going to a party where he forgets the agony he’s just told us...

2018: With Love, Faith and Gratitude

Jan 1st, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

Every year I list out a minimum of twelve ‘promises to myself’. Intentions are meant to be broken but promises are always something I feel I must keep. Even so, throughout the year, life runs away with me, outside factors affect plans and not all promises are kept; at least, not to the extent that I had originally intended. This year, as a result, I...