#1 Read something else. From what I see, a great number of writers have the issue that, when faced with a tasty looking book by another writer, we would rather spend some time (preferably hours) with that person’s characters and plots, than play around our own. Even though there’s literally no way for one to […]Read More 6 Creative Ways to Avoid Writing
Must have bullets! Must have bullets! Must have… argh, no. I’m writing this on a bleary Friday morning from my favourite couch in Rijeka, Croatia. It’s the second-to-last day on the week in the year when I tend to get overworked the most (a children’s books festival – fun times). My left knee is out […]Read More Third Book is a Go!
I’m almost a full week into my first ever sequel (if you don’t count short story cycles – I first did those in primary school), and I’m kinda sorta actually getting hopeful and having fun? The trick is – I’m writing it for the second time. I’ve had a few thousand words written in it […]Read More From Enemies to Lovers: a Sequel Story in 6 Acts
Since I’ve put the blog on hiatus for an innumerable amount of months (can you even use that phrase in this manner?), do excuse me for having forgotten how to write a blog post altogether and do enjoy yet another listicle composed of deeply personal impressions which may have nothing to do with the real […]Read More Awards, Deadlines and Cosplay, Oh My!
Having finally accepted that I’m what you could call a published author, here are a few things I’ve learned over the past year of running around the country with a few brand new books and one ukulele. #1 It’s all about the team. Even though I’m writing about werewolves, and lone wolves are something of […]Read More 6 Lessons I’ve Learned From the First 6 Book Signings of My Life
Thirty years used to be more than a lifetime a few centuries ago – but it still sure feels like one today. Partially to honor some great people whose birthday life lessons I’ve loved reading in the past few years, and partially to add to the circus that my birthday weekend’s become this year, here […]Read More 30 Things I’ve Learned in 30 Years So Far
A few years ago I’ve done something irreversible and inexcusable, something I haven’t managed to gather the courage to even try to apologize for during all the years after. I’ve agreed to read the first draft of a first novel by a very close friend of mine – accepted their trust and the responsibility, which […]Read More “Your Writing Sucks” and the World Still Turns (Survival Tips for Writers)
All a librarian needs is their keyboard – and someone to teach them how to tag if they didn’t grow up with the knowledge at their fingertips – and the world will be theirs for the taking.Read More The Unfair Advantage of Being a #Librarian
It’s been a while since I’ve last been this excited about anything Star Trek. But, 2017 has seen me cry and laugh and root really really loudly for some of the new people we’ve recently embarked upon on a journey with, to boldly go… you know the drill. Since I’ve been burned before, most importantly […]Read More 5 Things to Love About Mushrooms in Space
Being late to the party in terms of fandoms can be a tricky thing. What if your favourite (possible) ship has already gone out in a blaze of glory? What if the tumblr side of things has already steered into the acid lakes of hate, flame and basic human indecency? Why would you even dare […]Read More A Million Generations of Fans