6 Reasons Short Stories Make You A Better Novelist (and 5 reasons they don’t) – Unwarranted Advice

Why I think writing Short Stories (and Flash Fiction) is helpful for writing longer novels Disclaimer:  I find Short Stories helpful and I want to share why. You may not, and that’s okay. We are all different and that’s amazing. I just find a lot of people saying “it helps!” or “it doesn’t!” and very … Continue reading 6 Reasons Short Stories Make You A Better Novelist (and 5 reasons they don’t) – Unwarranted Advice

How To Support Trans People Every Day (even if you don’t think you know any trans people) – Unwarranted Advice

Transgender Awareness Week falls on the week leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance (20th November) every year. TDOR itself memorialises the victims of transphobic violence, and TAW raises awareness of the trans community through education and advocacy. I know I haven’t done many of these articles this year – 2020, we all know what’s … Continue reading How To Support Trans People Every Day (even if you don’t think you know any trans people) – Unwarranted Advice

Should You Cut Everything Out Of Your Life For NaNoWriMo? – Unwarranted Advice

Honestly, that depends on a few factors, but the likeliest answer is “No!” One of the biggest pieces of advice about winning NaNoWriMo is to cut out your Netflix, social media, videogaming time. Set your partner in charge of your kids (if you have ‘em). Tell your family you won’t be available, give up time … Continue reading Should You Cut Everything Out Of Your Life For NaNoWriMo? – Unwarranted Advice

How To Unstick Your Story – Unwarranted Advice

What to do when you get stuck on a writing project? It’s another week for advice! Writing advice at that! I’ve done a lot of things when I’ve been stuck on writing projects, from scribbling down utter rubbish that I later deleted, skipping a scene and “coming back to it” (which often means never writing … Continue reading How To Unstick Your Story – Unwarranted Advice

Coping With Stress – Unwarranted Advice

MCM has just happened and EternityLivesForever and I managed to pull together a pair of cosplays in under a month (link to my 1 month cosplay post), my wedding is in 5 weeks, I've got a friend's birthday and the same friend is planning some wedding-related scheme in a couple of weekends, between all that and my short contract life is getting pretty stressful, good job I've got my handy-dandy 5 step plan.