Kill the myth that you must write every day

Writing every day is a good habit We need to do away with the myth that in order to be a writer you must write every day. Writing every day is a good habit, one that’s worth trying to get into, especially if you want to write professionally, but it’s not the be all andContinue reading Kill the myth that you must write every day

Camp NaNoWriMo: am I guaranteed to fail?

Image via Pexels Bolstered by a better than expected start to the year word count wise, I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo this month. Camp NaNoWriMo is the November challenge’s smaller and possibly less well known cousin, in which you get to choose how much you want to write and what type of project you wantContinue reading Camp NaNoWriMo: am I guaranteed to fail?

Why I Cried For 10 Minutes After Watching Hamilton

 Contains a frank discussion of mental health including suicide. On Friday 23rd March 2018, after more than a year of waiting, I finally got to see Hamilton on stage. I thought that obsessively listening to the soundtrack had prepared me for seeing it live, but I was wrong. It was absolutely phenomenal. Breathtaking. And IContinue reading Why I Cried For 10 Minutes After Watching Hamilton

The Truth About The Struggle of Self-Publishing

Publishing a book is now easier than ever, right? Well, yes. But also no. Actually getting your book to market is easier than ever, assuming you’ve already done the hard work of writing it that is. But everything else involved in self-publishing? That’s difficult. And if you’re thinking about self-publishing your work, you’d better beContinue reading The Truth About The Struggle of Self-Publishing

Literature is Dead, Long Live Literature

The other day someone in one of my online writing groups decided to be an asshole about self publishing. Here I’m using Yorkshire definition of “the other day” which can mean anything from “yesterday” to “three years ago,” but I digress. I won’t name the group or the guy, cos he doesn’t deserve the attentionContinue reading Literature is Dead, Long Live Literature

New Release: On a Dark Wave, Floundering

Yesterday I released a new book, On A Dark Wave, Floundering, without any fanfare. I’ve been quiet about this particular project, partly because I didn’t want to overshadow the launch of Novis, but also because the subject matter of this book is intensely personal. On A Dark Wave, Floundering is a collection of poetry, essaysContinue reading New Release: On a Dark Wave, Floundering

On the passing of Ursula Le Guin

I was just sitting down to write last night when I saw the news that Ursula Le Guin had died. Let’s just say it took me a while to find my writing mojo. Seeing the news was like a punch to the chest, which was odd, I thought, since I wasn’t that much of anContinue reading On the passing of Ursula Le Guin

Novis is out today! Happy Novel Birthday to me!

Today’s the day! Calloo callay. My latest novel Novis is out today! Novis is out today, and I’m so excited! I am so excited to finally be able to share this book with you guys it’s unreal. This is definitely the best book I’ve written so far and it’s probably the most fun I’ve everContinue reading Novis is out today! Happy Novel Birthday to me!

Novis: Chapter One

There are two weeks to go until my new novel, Novis, comes out! You can pre-order the ebook from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, the itunes store or the Kobo store. Paperbacks will be available from the 19th due to the nature of print-on-demand. In the meantime, here’s the first chapter of the novel for everyone to read right now,Continue reading Novis: Chapter One

2017 round up

We’ve done it! We’ve made it to the end of 2017! This year has been an unrelenting trash fire for so many people, for a good many reasons, but over here at casa Tonks it hasn’t been all bad. When I looked back at what I’d done this year in preparation for writing this post,Continue reading 2017 round up