Editors Editing: Angela Bergmann

Mar 26th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 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...

Different But Ultimately The Same: The ‘Autumn’ Review

Mar 19th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 2 min read

I won’t lie, before I won a copy of Autumn by Ali Smith from my local bookstore, I’d never heard of her. At first, I was simply intrigued by the linen hardback and beautiful fall scenery on its outer slip. When I read the synopsis on Goodreads, I was sold by the assurance of an intricate story spanning generations, interwoven with an unconventional love story,...

Travel, Leaps of Faith and Becoming a Better Writer

Mar 12th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 7 min read

Until recently, I never thought I was the kind of person who liked to travel. For starters, I never had anyone to go with. My friends either had children or 9-to-5 jobs which meant they couldn’t pack up and go on some off-season adventure (the only types I could afford). Those who could preferred to spend a weekend on the beach, tanning, drinking and ‘being...

Choose Kind: The ‘Wonder’ Review

Mar 5th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

I really struggled to write this review. Normally I know exactly what I want to say and from what angle I want to take it, but with Wonder… No, see, even now, as I sit here for the third day in a row trying to catch the words, I find I’m at a loss instead. One draft of this review started with how I saw...