It's now been almost 8 months since I put the first words in an empty Word document, which I later named Jeremiah and Natasha (which is also the working title of my novel). Fast forward 8 months, and this document has grown to be 136 page, containing 74,000 words, most of which I am proud of.… Continue reading Writing a novel: pointless or fulfilling?
Writers Readers is a series which reminds writers about one of the most important sources of writing education - other writers' books. Every edition of Writers Readers brings you books I loved (or hated), with reviews you can actually learn from, and tips about how to become the writer you want to be, through reading. Today's… Continue reading Writers Readers: ‘Secret Keeping for Beginners’ by Maggie Alderson
Ok. Officially it's still winter for a few more days. But when you're strolling through London in your spring/autumn jacket (and you're too warm when it's zipped up), and with sun shining in your eyes, the last thing you think about is winter. Screw the calendar. It's most definitely spring to me! I would like… Continue reading My winter favourites
The summer is coming to an end, which, I have to admit, is a bittersweet moment for me. On one hand, it means the summer heat is over, and I can yet again enjoy fluffy jumpers and jeans. On the other hand, autumn brings shorter, colder days, and, living in the UK, a lot of… Continue reading Books to read when you want a hug
I have been fond of reading since I was a kid. I remember when my mom would bring me a new book when she came back from work, and I would have it finished by the time I was going to bed. However, computer entered my life, soon joined by a mobile phone. I kept… Continue reading 52 books challenge – the books that changed the most