NaNoWriMo Plotting

I had three plot bunnies for potential NaNo. One was a March City sequel, one was a new sci-fi story, and the other a new fantasy. Sadly the March City sequel wouldn’t work for NaNo as the timescale doesn’t quite cater to me finishing the current March City, but it’s something I’ll look into developing…

The Art of Madness outcome

As those who have been following my recent progress may be aware, I’d entered Nyhterides’s The Art of Madness contest. And I won it. *cue party poppers and streamers* I’m one of the three winners, the other two being Rosaimee and Sam_Castle. And having read the entries as the weeks went by, their entries are…

The Importance of Having a Good Book Cover (Part 2 of 2)

So unattractive or unprofessional-looking covers don’t help your literary masterpieces get the attention they deserve. What can you do? On Wattpad there is the multimedia club. There you will find many Wattpadders offering their services for covers, banners, image manipulations, etc. Some of the users are amateurs looking for more practice and renown on WP;…

Madness is an Art (The Art of Madness Prompt)

Nyhterides’ third and last prompt was really specific and had me stumped for a whole weekend. I had little to no experience of gothic horror or southern gothic horror, but thats likely because i just didnt know it as it was called. I certainly knew horror involving death, which is an element of gothic horror….

All The Sins (The Art of Madness Prompt)

The second prompt in Nyhterides’s ‘The Art of Madness’ competition revolved the main character finding a strange CD-Rom, the voice of which tells him she represents all his sins he was afraid to commit, and then him waking up in a strange place. This piece took me about three days of puzzling before I realised…

Ruined Childhoods: The First Prompt

“Ruined Childhoods” is a Wattpad user-hosted competition centred on ruining childhoods. Although I’m the host, I’m also writing for the fun of it! The first prompt is “A Festival”. Christmas and summers may have connotations of togetherness, fun games, and too much good food, but the competition’s theme is to ruin them all. My personal…

The Importance of Having a Good Book Cover (Part 1 of 2)

Potential readers judge a book by its cover. Everyone does; anyone who says otherwise is lying. The first thing anyone sees is the cover and if it’s attractive and gives the reader an idea of what the book is about, they’ll pick it up. Then they read the blurb. Then they flick through it. If…

Ruined Childhoods: A Halloween Wattpad Writing Competition

Halloween is looming, and what better way to celebrate than to run a competition? Gather round the fireplace, bring those marshmallows, and think of the happiest memories you have as a child… Wait, what? That’s right. I want you to think of your favourite things ever – and ruin it. The much-loved chatter topics of…