I’m Vanessa and I’m a writer.
In 2015, I won the Pitch Perfect competition for unpublished writers at Bloody Scotland, the crime writing festival held in Stirling each autumn.
This is where I write about what I’m writing, where I’m going, and what I’m reading. I also include author interviews from time to time.
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Category Archives: Advice
Podcasts only really appeared on my radar when Serial was a huge hit a couple of years ago. The wonderful thing about podcasts is that although some are very professional, it’s a medium that almost anyone can create content for. … Continue reading
Like almost every writer I know, I worry that my work isn’t good enough. That it never will be good enough. That I should forget about writing and accept that I am a consumer of other people’s creativity and not … Continue reading
I first discovered podcasts when everyone was talking about the first series of Serial towards the end of 2014. Up until then, I’d kind of assumed that they would be slightly amateurish, poor quality journalism and that they’d sound as … Continue reading
It’s great when successful authors take time to write blog posts and articles about how to get your novel written and share their success. But I read those writers and feel even more discouraged because their advice doesn’t seem to … Continue reading
It’s November and everyone who writes or wants to write knows that November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) time. As recent data showed that being an author is the preferred career choice for 60% of the population. I imagine … Continue reading