Is there such a thing as ORIGINALITY anymore?
Growing up in the nineties, everything was an adventure. My friends and I didn’t have all the fancy gadgets or apps of today like iPhones, tablets, or social media. If we wanted to be entertained, we had to find creative ways to do just that. We’d make forts, play elaborate games at parks, jump rope and buy teen magazines just to get that supersized poster of our favourite heartthrob that we could plaster on our walls. Originality was everything. Thinking up fun new games we’
How being a graphic designer helped me become an author
When this site first went live, this was one of my first blogs posted. So I've decided to bring it back around to as it still reigns so true for me today. Let's take a look back, shall we? What do graphic designers and writers have in common? Many of you might scratch your heads trying to answer this. The truth is both professions share more of the same skills than you might think. How would I know? I am what some would consider a hybrid of the two: a graphic designer and an
Top 5 Book Clichés
Alright, it's true that originality in a story is important. An author constantly longs to thrill and wow their readers with mind blowing concepts and plot twists that will leave them experiencing the woe's of a book hangover for weeks. However, I must say that as much as I am all over that bandwagon, there is a part of me that craves the clichés. The amount of times I'm in the mood for a new book and end up picking up certain titles or genres because I know I'm guaranteed fo
Let It Go
There's no question that every story an author completes is truly a labour of love. So much heart goes into narrating a novel to successfully relate and touch its readers. Whether the inspiration comes from real life experiences, or just ones creative imagination, there's no dispute that the connection an author has to their story is deep. So much so, that many completed works have probably actually never seen the light of day because the author can't seem to let it go. Wheth