I write when I can! I know that sounds simplistic but it's true. Since having a baby (and with another one on the way!) I grab any opportunity I get. Generally it depends on what stage of the process of writing a novel I’m at. If I’m still in the first draft, just-get-it-written stage, I… Continue reading Getting to Know You: When Do You Write?
This is one of the coolest things about fantasy writing! I get so much scope to create new words and interesting sounds. But, as I have a background in language with a limited amount of linguistics, I have a good idea about how languages work. I hope that lets me avoid the many pitfalls of… Continue reading Getting to Know You: How do you select the names of your characters?
I find I draw a lot of inspiration from my teenage and just-into-twenties age. I went through a very tough time with my mental health from around the age of fourteen, and I was also the victim of a non-contact sexual assault at 15. My whole psyche kind of…fell apart. It took me a very… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What period of your life do you wrote about most often?
Writing is a lonely business, and sometimes it feels like you’re screaming into the void. It can feel like you’re working on something that will never go anywhere, that will never achieve anything, and you start to wonder if you’ve spent such a huge chunk of your life on nothing. At least, that’s been my… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What’s the Hardest Thing About Writing?
My answer to this used to be "Is there ever a time I'm not writing?" That, however, is no longer true. The majority of my time is spent looking after my young baby! But truly, I spend the majority of my free time (usually once Bub is asleep) writing, editing, tweaking, thinking of new ideas… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What Do You Do When You’re Not Writing?