Blogger Recognition Award

Hello humans! And welcome to…the Blogger Recognition Award! A big thank you to Lilly, over at thelifeoflilly for the nomination – you’re the sweetest 🙂 The Rules Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. • Give a brief story of how you started your blog. • Give two pieces of…

Three Year Anniversary & My First Ever Love Letter

Hey you. Yes you. We made it! Three years. My longest successful relationship so far. And boy, I can tell you that it’s been an amazing three years. I have to admit that I’ve only just realised how much I love you (yes, you) and I know I should have realised it earlier, right?  Most…

Nikki Recommends: Christian Non Fiction

The original opening for this blog post was going to read: ‘Hey guys! So I have something a little different for you today…’ But upon reflection, I often blog about writing and I also often blog about Christianity, so like… *shrugs* Anyhoo, this is for anyone out there looking for some good Christian material/curious about…

How to Keep Writing After Your Degree Is Over

So I graduated a year ago this month! (All the people in the house say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat) Here, have a picture of me looking suitably chuffed. (And yes, I drank all the free prosecco. No regrets). And I’ve been thinking a lot about being a writer after graduating and more specifically, how difficult that can be…

Five Tips for Moving at Your own Pace

I’m 21 years old. It’s an awesome age, a strange age and a paradoxical age in terms of societal expectations. This is because you are seen as simultaneously young and mature. I think this paradoxical approach explains the twenty-something’s dilemma regarding what they should have achieved by now. I bumped into someone I went to…

My Favourite Writing Quotes

As I sit here feeling ever so slightly under the weather, I thought it might be nice to inject some positivity/motivation into my surroundings. And fortunately, I can do so from my bed (the joys of the internet) 😉 Here are some of my favourite writing quotes. I hope you find them as encouraging as…

Hey Booktube – Speak Up!

Something has been bothering me about Booktube lately, and no, it’s not the fact that every single booktuber and their mother seems to be in the process of writing their own book. (I think writing a book is awesome and the recent controversy surrounding this topic is understandable, yet not really necessary. But anyway!) I…

My 5 Biggest Writing Distractions & How I (Should) Deal With Them

We all know I’m writing this for myself rather than anyone else. However, if the shoe fits… Here are my current five top writing distractions and some solutions I/we should use to combat them. PHONE I’ve put this at the top of the list because my phone is THE number one time killer. Recently I’ve…

8 Tips for Creating Semi-Autobiographical Work

I’m currently working on my latest play, For a Black Girl. It’s a semi-autobiographical, semi-verbatim play. In non-theatre jargon, this means I have used dialogue from experiences I’ve encountered in my life, and also dialogue collated from discussions with people I have known. This blog post is all about my experiences of writing and performing in…

My (somewhat unconventional) Motivation in Life

I have a number of motivations in life. I’m a Christian and my main motive in life is trying to run the race that is set before me and to do everything according to God’s will. I’m an artist and I’m motivated by life and what I see around me, what I consume. I’m a highly…

2017 Writing Goals

Happy new year everybody! I hope you’ve had fun making/not making your resolutions. I’m a firm believer in setting goals for myself every year and you know what? I tend to accomplish most if not all of them! (It’s possible! You can do this!) These aren’t ALL my goals (I’m also a firm believer in…

11 Things I Learnt Whilst Editing My Novel

Greetings homies. Long time no blog about that novel I’ve been writing (about a year and a half actually. Sorry about that!) So a while ago I wrote a blog post about the 20 Things I’ve Learnt Whilst Writing My Novel and it was super great to hear from people who were also thinking about writing…