Showing posts from September, 2016

My friend Jane does an amazing thing for charity, I go a bat walk and a trip to the Museum:

On Thursday, I met my friend Jane in town to photograph her "Braving the Shave".

After having six plaits cut off, which she has since donated to the Little Princess Trust to be turned into real-hair wigs for young cancer patients, she then had her  remaining hair shaved off in order to raise money for MacMillan. There's still time to sponsor her here.

Cinema - Kubo and the Two Strings

We've wanted to see Kubo and the Two Strings since the first time we saw a trailer for it, and yesterday, we finally made it!

Theatre Review: Jack the Ripper - The Real Truth

On Friday (16th September), my Mum and I went to the Brindley to see a show entitled Jack the Ripper - the Real Truth. Presented by a former London Police Detective, Trevor Marriott.

Pre-NaNo Post 2: Planning v Pantsing.

If you have already spent some time perusing the NaNoWriMo website, you may have already come across the terms Planner and Pantser, and may already be familiar with their meanings, but if you're not sure... read on.


A Planner is a Wrimo who plans the plot of their novel. Some planners plan in great detail, some simply have a plot outline. 

I have always found I do better when I have a plan, however, sometimes even the best laid plans go awry! 


Which is when pantsing comes into play. This is the idea of flying by the seat of one's pants, having no plan, winging it. By the end of November, I will be pantsing like a professional, however, I am going to try to stick to the plan as long as possible this year.

Obviously, if you're planning on pantsing this November, that's your planning done already! 

If you are just plain old planning, we have some work to do!

National Novel Writing Month - Being Prepared.

As you may already be aware, each year there is a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel, in the month of November. It's called National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. 
I've managed to complete the challenge and make my target a few times, so I shall give it another go this year. However, this year, I'm hoping to exceed my target (I'd like to hit 80,000).

In order to have the very best chance of succeeding, it's important to be thoroughly prepared, and I have decided to share my experience, and plans for this year, on my blog.

This post was written in advance and scheduled to be posted on 1st September 2016