Book update: The mess and magic of discovering a story

Book update: The mess and magic of discovering a story

Go make a cup of tea or coffee, then come back and get comfortable. Settle down. Wrap a blanket around your legs (or stick your feet in a bucket of ice if you're experiencing Heatwave 2018 right now!) and cuddle a cat or a cushion. I'm going to tell you a story about a story … Continue reading Book update: The mess and magic of discovering a story

How to create a character profile, with a free downloadable template for writers.

How to create a character profile (with a free downloadable template for writers)

Why a character profile is so important It's no secret that creating richly detailed characters is a super important part of creative writing. I absolutely adore making character profiles. In fact, most of the time I create the characters first and the story follows them. If your characters have enough depth, if you know them … Continue reading How to create a character profile (with a free downloadable template for writers)

Download Inspired Escapism free at TanyaSimoneSimpson.com #freebooks

More free books to download and virtual coffee

You know what those are? The covers of all my free books, available to download as epubs, mobi and pdfs right now from this site 🙂 Car Thieves and Stone Flowers Grow In Cold Places are novellas, Evidence, Omerta and Cigarettes as a Metaphor for Heartbreak are stand-alone short stories, and Thicker Than Water and … Continue reading More free books to download and virtual coffee

Rambling about writing

Rambling about writing

Because there's no picture that particularly fits with this post, please enjoy my floofchild hiding under his bed. He was sulking because there was a pane of glass between him and the pigeons outside. The pigeons are basically his nemesis. I'm almost half way to my Camp NaNoWriMo goal, which is good because it's almost … Continue reading Rambling about writing

Month in review: January 2018

Over the last month, I've moved (back) to fully digital planning. While I love love love bullet journaling because pens and paper and creativity, the purpose of any planning system, for me anyway, is to plan as efficiently as I can. This is especially important for hardcore cognitive impairment days when I need everything to … Continue reading Month in review: January 2018