Each of us will have our own way of doing National Novel Writing Month, and it is all about finding the best way that suits your style and your schedule. As NaNoWriMo takes place over 30 days with the aim of 50,000 words, the most common method is trying to write 1667 words a day … Continue reading Preptober: 5 Ways to Master Timescales and Temptations
It's Writing Wednesday again! This post will give you the five things you absolutely need to know to make sure you are properly set up to tackle the beast that is NaNoWriMo. Last week I told you three ways to prepare yourself so you might be wondering where this post differs? Last week was about getting … Continue reading Preptober: 5 Tips on Setting Up
It's the first Wednesday of October, the spookiest month of the year, and that means it is the beginning of one of three new blog plans for Just Ink and Paper - Writing Wednesday. Every Wednesday my posts will be themed on writing tips, techniques, and updates on my latest projects. Today's post is about … Continue reading 3 Ways to Prep for NaNoWriMo
I have been incredibly lucky to be given the chance to read and review Sophie Fahy's novel and be a part of her blog tour. Sophie is an author from North Yorkshire here in the UK and I'm so impressed with all she has achieved so far! 🌟🌟🌟🌟Through Her Eyes follows Alyssa, a 17 year … Continue reading Through Her Eyes: The Blog Tour
In the days following the attempted execution, Court was abuzz with gossip and laughter. I had redecorated much of the Palace, lining portraits with silver and gold leaves and placing bouquets of lilies, peonies, and roses in all pastel colours throughout the Hall of Ancients. Bouquets of midnight blue roses were flown in from the … Continue reading Chapter Ten: A Power Unknown
The chamber walls croaked with the uproar from the gallery. Feet stomped and loud voices shouted liar and crook. Whispers uttered conspiracy theories and guards closed in on myself and Griffin. Sebastien was red with outrage, he shouted and pointed, urging my father to see Griffin in the image he had painted. "Order." My father's … Continue reading Chapter Nine: A Poor Execution
I was in a slump. A big one. The only thing to blame was myself. Why? Because I had the audacity to doubt myself. I doubted my ability, I doubted my choices, and I doubted my strength. I do this almost monthly but this time it had a lasting effect. I didn't read or write … Continue reading Remember That You Once Dreamed Of Being Where You Are Now
Two weeks ago, I had objected to being forced to marry a man I did not love. I was now about to face a court to defend an innocent stranger against the heir of the most powerful family at Court, all because I had refused to give myself the chance to marry for love. All … Continue reading Chapter Eight: Reputation and Life
Psychosis is something we hear a lot about, especially in the context of schizophrenia or when labelling people as 'crazy', or more obviously, 'psycho'. Do you know much about what it means to experience psychosis and what a psychotic episode might involve? Spoiler alert: it isn't split personality disorder Symptoms of psychosis Hallucinations Delusions Disordered … Continue reading So, what is Psychosis?
If you've got as far as the title of this post, you're doing great. Accepting that we are struggling and voicing it is the first, and often hardest, step to doing something about it. It can seem impossible to find somebody who understands or knows how to help you. We can be surrounded by the … Continue reading I’m Struggling With My Mental Health, What Do I Do?