So, the new year is upon us and I decided to take a bit longer to get back into blogging this year. That’s not what this article is about, though. Stationary has always had a special place in my heart. My stationary obsession started when I was in primary school, but that’s beside the point. The last few days I have bought items from the stationary store, Typo so I thought I would put together

In July of 2017, I decided to push myself. I became sick of having no money. I decided to join the Movie Pilot community. Just a couple of months ago, came the announcement I had dreaded. Creator would shut down by the end of the year. As expected, it came as crushing news to my ears, especially when I had just started finding my feet on the site. I had racked up just over 9k

  There’s an age old question newbie novel writers tend to ask via their trusty friend, Google. How many drafts should they write of their novella before it’s ready for publication? I’ve been asking myself and Google this very question for a couple of weeks. I’m in the middle of my second draft of my first novella. To be frank, it’s beginning to annoy me. Anyway, I thought this topic was ideal as a blog

You’re not a writer if you don’t drink coffee – said anyone ever! Where do you often find your inspiration? Do you go to the library where it’s quiet? Do you often find yourself thinking about creativity and how you seem limited by your imagination? To be truthful with you, I do. I’m consistently trying to find new ways to inspire myself. It’s not an easy trek in any way, shape or form. As a

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word ‘trolls’? I think of the creature that wandered into the girl’s bathroom in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Well, alright, Quirrell let the creature into the bathroom, but that’s beside the point. Today’s post is a bit of a raw topic. Let’s just cut to the chase. We’re talking about the time-honored problem of online trolls. Yep, those pesky ‘keyboard warriors’

Do You Have Crunch Words You Subconsciously Use? Find Them And Eliminate Them With This Tool Within Scrivener! Do you use a certain word over and over again when you write? Is your spell checker not helping you in making your work superior and helping you improve? Trust me, I have learned much in the last year about ‘crunch words’.

What Are Crunch Words?

Crunch words are those words that you use time and time

Are you a writer? Do you love pop culture? Well, I have excellent news for you! Creator and Movie Pilot is looking for writers and one of those might just be YOU! If you love movies, television shows, music and gaming, Creator is the place to be writing. Importantly, I write for Creator under the guise of C.J. Hawkings. Check me out. Before diving into the question ‘Will I obtain pay?’, let’s talk Movie

Your library makes our small corner of the world feel big.” – Belle, Beauty and the Beast (2017)

I’ll admit it. I’m a massive nerd and there are other nerds out there. I love books. There is also a place for my love of television. My passion is film. I love trivia. However, being a writer, you need to draw from inspiration. Like everyone else in the world, I have a busy life as a

Today, we will talk about that dreaded phone conversation that writers hate writing. Note: Please excuse the screenplay formatting in this article. It was written in Scrivener and copy and pasted here. We’ve all seen them on screen. Phone conversations. For the writer, it can often become difficult to work out how to write one correctly. That begs the question: how are they written that is deemed acceptable? In other words, it comes as crucial

It was Friday, August 4th, 2017. At 9am Narellan Town Centre opened for another day of trading. However, this day was special. The day had finally come. It was the opening of the final part of the centre development. The centre official opened its brand new fashion precinct for the first time. I arrived at the centre with about 10-20 minutes to spare. When something huge is going down, you need to get there early.