• NaNoWriMo 101
    The Basics of NaNoWriMo

    After posting the question in one of my Instagram stories, you decided that you'd love to see a post explaining NaNoWriMo with some of the basics of it! I've had so much fun participating in NaNoWriMo since 2013 and it's definitely been one of the most productive times of the year in terms of writing.

    NaNoWriMo or (Na)tional (No)vel (Wri)ting (Mo)nth is a 30-day challenge where participants aim to write 50,000 words in the month of November. Statistically, that's 1,667 words a day! If you're under the age of 13, you can also join the Young People's NaNoWriMo where you can set your own word count! On the other hand, Camp NaNoWriMo is where you can set your own word counts, but this is during the months of April and July. For this post, we'll be focusing a bit more on November's NaNoWriMo. Read More

  • Writer's Self Care
    Refilling the Creativity Well

    As writers, creativity is our natural fuel in which we use to craft our stories and characters. The worlds we create with our minds are so extended and full of imagination, it takes a lot to come up with them.

    Hence, this well can run dry and we encounter something called Writer's Block or a Creativity Block. We can sometimes work our way through it but other times, we stress ourselves to no end coming up with a solution for our stories.

    However, we're putting so much care into our stories, we've forgotten to care for ourselves. Read More

  • NaNoWriMo Survival Kit
    Tips to Success

    With Camp NaNoWriMo almost here, it can be daunting to begin your project on the 1st of the month.

    Over the four years I've partaken in NaNoWriMo, I've learned a few things about how to cope with the task of reaching your writing goals. NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo are such good ways at making progress on your writing project and I've found that it's substantially helped me become more productive.

    One amazing thing about both events is that there's such a large community of writers who take part during this. Many writers organise groups and sprints together during the month. It's just an awesome time to get to know other writers. Read More

  • Becoming An Adult
    18 Goals Before I Turn 18

    With just over half a year left until I take a step into becoming an adult, I'm both overjoyed and intimidated.

    I think the reasoning for being intimidated is mostly due to the idea of transitioning from being a teenager to an adult and grow up. But, I am never growing up. To Peter Pan, I'm stealing your show!

    Age is just a number. I will always be the same person I was three years ago, perhaps with more maturity due to life experiences. I also want to keep my love for GIFs and memes, as you'll probably see soon. Although I always feel like there's an underlying message with becoming an adult that you have to always do the right thing; otherwise, you'll face the harsh criticisms of other people around you and that scares me too. Read More

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