Writing Talk: First Drafts DO Matter

Almost everyone who has ever written anything has some advice to give other aspiring writers. From the cliches ("kill your darlings") to the genuinely useful ("don't rush"), there seems to be writing advice wherever you turn. Some of it, however, is just downright unhelpful. The worst writing advice I've ever received is "first drafts don't … Continue reading Writing Talk: First Drafts DO Matter

Tag Tuesday – Series I (Probably) Won’t Finish

I’ve been watching a fair bit of YouTube recently thanks to my ‘I’m really bloody tired leave me alone’ slump, and I’ve seen quite a few booktubers film either the ‘series I probably won’t finish’ or the ’series I don’t plan on reading’ tags. They’re videos I really enjoy watching, and they’ve inspired me to … Continue reading Tag Tuesday – Series I (Probably) Won’t Finish

Slow and Steady – Goals Update

Slow and steady, right? That’s what everyone always says. Well, this month has definitely been slow and steady. I’m not sure if I had a bit of a virus, or I overworked myself and my body just gave up, but I’ve been EXHAUSTED the past fortnight. Like, serious exhaustion levels. Which don’t typically result in … Continue reading Slow and Steady – Goals Update

Rachel Reviews: Our Dark Duet

Title: Our Dark Duet Author: Victoria Schwab (V.E. Schwab) Genre: Fantasy/Dystopian Format: Paperback Date completed: July 17th 2017 Goodreads rating: 4 stars Blurb:  THE WORLD IS BREAKING. AND SO ARE THEY. KATE HARKER isn't afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she's good at it. AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, … Continue reading Rachel Reviews: Our Dark Duet