Article: The power of books


Why do we write? Why do we read? And is the answer to these questions the same?

Creative, by definition, is characterised by originality of thought. Why then do we, as writers, put pieces of ourselves into our work? Are we saying that our thoughts and ideas, and by extension ourselves, are original and therefore worthy of consumption by the reading population?

What makes you you?

What makes you you? Are your insides unique?

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NaNoWriMo Winner!


I may have promised you all a winning blog post about NaNoWriMo… it’s late, but here it is!

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Yup, that’s me!

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There’s the proof.

I hope everyone who took part in NaNoWriMo got something out of it, even if you didn’t reach your 50k word count goal.

All the best in your writerly endevors for 2017.

Lá breithe shona duit


What does ‘Lá breithe shona duit’ mean?

Can you guess now?

It means: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

That was in Gaelic, just in case some of you were wondering…

It’s Coffee2Words’ 2nd birthday and boy did that come around fast. I can’t believe I’ve been blogging and reviewing for 2 years. Wow.

Book theme second birthday cake

What says ‘happy birthday’ to a book nerd more than a cake in the shape of a book?

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Playing with colour


I was sitting at my computer the other day, I probably should have been working on my novel, but the words just aren’t coming when I think about Bal or Eve, so instead I stared blankly at the screen, the spiteful little cursor blinking fiendishly at me. I put on some music, I’m working my through a music playlist put together by someone else on Spotify (there’s been some good writing tracks!) and this tumbled out of my mind and onto the screen. Continue reading

When blood-soaked hands are a good thing…


This made me laugh entirely too much! Source: www.quickmeme.com

This made me laugh entirely too much!
Source: http://www.quickmeme.com

No, I haven’t been on a killing spree (although my trainer asked me this morning if I’d been to Melbourne recently as he nodded to the news coverage of the recent double murder down that way) I don’t think I look like a killer!

I am of course!

But only when referring to that time when a writer must kill off a character in their work.

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Inspiration and encouragement


Normally I write about things in a primarily writerly or readerly sense here, but today, I feel that I need to highlight something I’ve been talking about with a few of my friends that spans across ones whole life.

The need for inspiration and encouragement in your life and the effect that can have on you.

Yes! You can! Photo credit: http://flic.kr/p/dCNmKU

Yes! You can!
Photo credit: http://flic.kr/p/dCNmKU

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