Top 5 Tools Every Writer Needs

Oct 2nd, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read

Microsoft Word Word has developed a bit of a bad rep when it comes to writers, but I love it! All my shorter writing projects – this blog post included – are drafted on Word. When it comes to longer manuscripts, I prefer Microsoft for formatting and editing tasks. Formatting is fantastic on Word! If you take the time to use ‘headings’ to mark each...

Review: Fan Girl

Sep 11th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

I hadn’t heard of Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl until a writing friend of mine suggested that we buddy-read it. I bought it soon after and as soon as people saw it had arrived, I was bombarded with messages: Have you read it yet? What did you think? Isn’t it wonderful? It was then that I realised how huge the hype surrounding this book was. But now...

Guest Post: Truth vs. Fiction – A Writer’s Relationships

Sep 4th, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

I was working at a book festival a little while ago and came into contact with lots of authors over the course of two days. I picked up different bits of advice from them about working in the industry, their processes, but one thing I overheard rattled around my brain all weekend, and in the weeks that have followed. I’m paraphrasing the author slightly but...

Review: Death Notes

Jul 21st, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

A few years ago, my sister’s friend gifted her a collection of books – the kind with covers that looked as though they were filled with horror and supernatural mystery. My sister, who is the most avid reader I’ve ever met and who ignited the same passion in me, couldn’t bring herself to read them; it was the first (and, to my knowledge, only) time...