childhood bedroom nostalgia

(cw: depression/mental illness mention)   Hello lovelies! This week’s blog post is coming to you live from my “childhood” bedroom (or at least, the bedroom I lived in ages 10-18) as I am visiting my parents in the Actual Middle Of Nowhere, France (a real place, I promise).  Don’t get me wrong, I love my…

birth & beginnings

The tricky thing about beginnings is that you want to get them just right. They’re what get the audience hooked; a bad beginning will get you nowhere. You need to set up the story, the adventure you’ll be taking the reader on, introducing them to all the characters and locations, setting the scene… but be…