Real Talk: Writer’s Block

In honour of the new year, Adam and I sit down to have a casual heart to heart about the very serious topic of writer's block. What it is, how it affects writers, how to work through it, and tips on how you can prevent it. So, sit back and grab a cup of cocoa... Continue Reading →

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Tackling Symbolism and Foreshadowing…

Today's episode of Mirror World News is all about how to use foreshadowing and symbolism in your writing. Adam Giles and I discuss... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZRvLtmoDOA Symbolism and Foreshadowing are two ways in which you can subtly provide information to your readers, or give them hints as to your theme, or plot, or characters, without coming right... Continue Reading →

How to overcome obstacles in your writing

As writers we often get the advice to ‘Just keep writing.’ ‘Don’t stop until you reach the end of your first draft!’ ‘Write first, edit later!’ And while this is to an extent, good advice, sometimes your plot gets off course, or you get the nagging feeling that something isn’t going the way you want... Continue Reading →

How many words is too many words?

For me, there’s nothing more cringe-worthy than when a first-time author announces that their manuscript is over 200,000 words, or worse yet, 300,000 words. The worst part is that they usually say with pride, like they’re looking for praise. I’ll admit, writing that many words is quite an accomplishment and for that reason, they should... Continue Reading →

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