Top 5: Tips on Editing Your Own Work

Jan 29th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

The easiest part of writing a novel is the actual writing. Getting all those words and ideas that are taking up space in your head down onto the blank page. Simple. What’s difficult is what comes after that: the editing. Keeping consistency with grammar and style, deciding what moves the plot along, killing your darlings. But it needs to be done and although it’s true...

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...