Writing Tip: 115#

holy tri

Remember the Holy Trinity: The Dictionary, The Thesaurus, and the Holy Internet.




Writing Tip: 114#


Instagram is a great way of expressing yourself visually rather than in writing.




Writing Tip: 113#

Raise your effort.

Lower your expectations.

For example: Good target


Unrealistic target

Paradise Valley Mansion


Writing Tip: 111#


Read ‘Grammar for fiction Writers by Chris Saylor and Marcy Kennedy’ because grammar is surprisingly important. It the difference your writing being well-written and well, written.


Writing Tip: 109#


A surprising amount of writing doesn’t involve much writing. You forget no one’s going to read your masterpiece if no one knows who you are.


Writing Resolution for 2018


On 21st of March 2016 I wrote a Document named Skeleton Outline. This was the first thing I ever wrote for my current manuscript and come this March, I will have been writing it for two years.

Two bloody long years.

And to be honest, I don’t have enough to show for it. Sure, I’ve got pass the first big huddle: I’ve written the first draft, but the end seems so far away. So, I’ve decided to get serious. For the next ninety days, up until the two year anniversary of me writing, I am going to nothing but write (and revise, because I’ve got twelve scary looking legislation books that I haven’t even opened yet).

I hope to least get pass with second editing phase, (hell might as well also aim to get it edited and published in that time).

Which means, until March, I need to stop doing everything else. I have some big plans for this blog which I need to get rolling out at some point but they’ll have to wait. Hopefully in three months, I’ll come back better than ever…

Or die trying to edit this piece of garbage.

 Wish me luck!


Kathy Xx

December Book Haul

Back in the beginning of December I went out and impulsively bought a couple of books, (as we all do). It wasn’t really enough to gloat about, but now Christmas is over, my reading list has grown enormously.


The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump 36167187

What if there’s another side to Donald Trump? A sensitive, poetic side? Driven by this question, Rob Sears began combing The Donald’s words for signs of poetry.

I’ve actually already read this one, it took about twenty minutes but it was pretty funny and short and sweet enough that I remember it’s stupidly fondly, and try not to remember that it’s stupidity came from the POTUS. (Review)

Norse Mythology



In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

The Book of Dust


Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames  is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .

His Dark Materials is my childhood, and I didn’t even know this was coming out so imagine my delight when I saw this. I had no idea what it’s about, no idea if it was a sequel, prequel or sidequel.

I just bought it and can’t wait to read it.

Of Poseidon



Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced of Emma’s gifts. Now, if he can only convince Emma that she holds the key to his kingdom…


One Dark Throne


With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent

Got bought this at Christmas, which would be great if I had the first book in series. Oh well! They mean well and I’ll get round to buying and reading that one…eventually *Looks at TBR pile towering over me*


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The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump by Rob Sears: Review

36167187Synopsis: What if there’s another side to Donald Trump? A sensitive, poetic side? Driven by this question, Rob Sears began combing The Donald’s words for signs of poetry.

What he found was a revelation. By simply taking the President Elect’s tweets and transcripts, cutting them up and reordering them, he unearthed a trove of beautiful verse that was just waiting to be discovered.

This collection will give readers a glimpse of the Trump’s innermost thoughts and feelings, on everything from the nature of truth to what annoys him about Halle Berry ? and will reveal a hitherto hidden Donald, who may surprise both students and critics alike.


Review: This book if fucking dumb and that’s why you should buy it. It’s absolutely hilarious because this is the president of the USA and then becomes scary because this is the president of the USA.

It’s short and sweet, give it a read.