If you follow me over on YouTube (where I give writing advice) you'll have already seen this in video form [link] but, since its National Storytelling Week I thought I'd share it here too. Before you start writing a book, you need to decide if you're the kind of person who needs/wants an outline before … Continue reading How to START Writing A Book – Unwarranted Advice
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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
Finding it hard to be creative – Unwarranted Advice
It's been a while since I made one of these, hasn't it? So we all know what's going on in the world as I write this (in April 2020), the current situation and everything surrounding it seems to have sapped my creativity a bit. And I've seen plenty of people in a similar situation. And … Continue reading Finding it hard to be creative – 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
Writers Block, it’s real, I can help – Unwarranted Advice
There’s a lot of advice out there about writers block. Most of which seems to say that writers block doesn’t exist, or that you should just push through, or that any reason you give for not writing is just an excuse. Writers block is an easy name for a multitude of things, it is very much real. The best bet for a solution is...
Pronouns? In my vocabulary! It’s more common that you’d think. – International Pronouns Day 2018
I decided to talk a little about pronouns and their importance since a lot of people don’t really see why pronouns are important or why we need an International Pronouns Day. We'll cover what is a pronoun? Binary v Nonbinary. Why are pronouns important? Can't I just guess? What if I make mistakes? and a quick rundown of my top tips!
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.
Disneyland Paris Packing List
Please note this is a list made by and for 2 adults with 0 children.
We are going in December so have planned for the cold.
I have added some things in brackets that we aren't taking but you might want to consider.