How to Make a Map of Your Fictional Setting

What you will need: 3 sheets of paper various writing instruments: pencil, pen, a light grey marker paints of any kind (I used diluted gouache in lieu of watercolours) paintbrushes of various sizes a smartphone with a camera or a scanner a photo manipulation software with an overlay effect (I used Photoshop, but you canContinue reading “How to Make a Map of Your Fictional Setting”

All About My Writer’s Notebook

Most writers I know have an addiction to something (coffee, Twitter, buying books, stationary). I have been collecting notebooks for years and years, and recently I have started to make my own. I really enjoy crafting my own supplies. I feel like it gives me a certain kind of creative independence, and it allows meContinue reading “All About My Writer’s Notebook”

How I Write

Recently, I had a flip through How I Write: The Secret Lives of Authors by Dan Crowe and Phillip Oltermann, and was fascinated to learn about all the quirky rituals and specific places that help writers complete their work, and found a few inspiring. I realised that we all have quite particular ways of doingContinue reading “How I Write”

The Value of Personal Archives

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash   Most recordings and accounts of our lives are now being distributed online. ‘Science and culture in the 21st century are born digital; today‚Äôs Einsteins, Rembrandts, and Bachs create and record their works on digital devices.’ (1) We are archiving our lives in real-time, probably without even realising it.Continue reading “The Value of Personal Archives”