NaNoWriMo 2017: Meet The Writers

Nov 6th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

Last week you heard from Megan Evans, a young screenwriter jumping into her very first NaNoWriMo! This week, we're heading towards a writer that's taken part in SEVEN events. Meet Ramon! Author Name: Ramon Ballard Website: http://raballard-mymind.blogspot.com/ Twitter Handle: @raballard Q: How many years have you participated in NaNoWriMo? A: At my age, I don’t remember the first year that I participated in Nano, it...

NaNoWriMo 2017: Meet The Writers

Oct 30th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read

One of the things that terrified me about doing my first NaNoWriMo was not knowing if I was 'doing it right'. Sounds silly, right? Or can you secretly relate? It took me a whole year to realise that there isn't actually a right or wrong way to participate in NaNoWriMo. Every writer is different. They're all different ages and at different stages of their careers. They're...

5 Things To Do Before NaNoWriMo

Oct 23rd, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 2 min read

It’s that time of year again! NaNoWriMo is almost upon us. With only one week remaining, the writing community is splitting into two groups: one group bustling with last minute preparations and the other twiddling their thumbs and waiting to finally wake up to November 1st. I’ve done it all. I’ve been a ‘panster’ and gone in head first with only a blank document and...

Review: Fly on the Wall

Oct 16th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 2 min read

Back in January, I wrote a five star review of E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars. I recall writing about the ‘finely crafted narrative’ and the ‘ending [being] sad yet strangely beautiful’. I had loved it. It was one of my favourite books of the year. In fact, I was so enamoured by We Were Liars, that when I saw Fly on the Wall in a...