Kicking a bad habit – how to stop snoozing?

Okay, I haven’t posted in a while, (because I post three times a week on Wattpad, if you were wondering) so here is a random share from me 🖤🖤 How do you unlearn a bad habit that you’ve kept for the last ten years? First, you admit that you have the bad habit. “Hey everyone,…

Death

So, it’s been a while. If you are missing my inconsistent storytelling, you’ll be wowed and shocked by my relentless three chapters a week that I now release on Wattpad 😛 If you aren’t sold, I enjoyed crafting this particular chapter so much that I thought I would share it here (also helps it works…

Remember Loretta?

Loretta bit her lip and took a deep breath before she peered into the keyhole and slid the pick into the narrow opening. “You will open for me,” she murmured. “I DREAM OF JEANNIE meets THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA.” — feedback from the Launchpad judging panel. To everyone who supported my book when it made…

The art of conversation with almost-strangers

Generally speaking, storytellers do well at dinner parties. Like, sometimes I hear myself talking to someone I barely know, and I think, “Seriously Jo, you should shut up and tell normal stories.” But I love telling stories, and I love hearing them. And I have a guilty pleasure in matching the best stories from my…

[New Video!] Roadtrip across New Zealand

So, those travel vlogs that always take so long to make but are loads of fun? I don’t know if you saw the last episode we made [here!] but we crashed a drone and did a few other stupid things (including meeting large bugs in the dark….) And now we finally have new episodes! Including…

The problem with the human race

Those moments in life when you have the delight of your own existence on this planet brushing by the existence of another that wakens all sorts of stories within you. The problem with the human race. J R Manawa. I met a man with a mind as fit as a fiddle on the bus today….

Happy World Goth Day 🧛🏻‍♀️

Don’t try to steal attention from the light. Happy World Goth Day 🖤🖤🖤 (thanks to my Master Of Dates and Occasions, @rebeccaamyfinch for reminding me!) It was providence then, that I put on my black lipstick today 😂. I decided to share one of my 17-year-old-Goth-me thoughts (below). My opinions have probably changed and evolved…

I learned to eat fire

So last night I learned to eat fire. If you want to do something, I believe you should step out of your comfort zone and do it. To live a comfortable, ordinary life is fairly straightforward, though each of us has a different view to what “comfortable” means. And if you are happy in that…

And I drank my fill

Hey world, it’s Tuesday. Already! Sometimes I feel like the world inside me is sleeping, that my imagination has fallen into an enchanted slumber of Briar Rose proportions, while the me in this real, physical world is lost and oppressed, when life gets hard in one area, there’s always a knock on effect where creativity…

Dear Nadine…

Here we go, a bit more of a tale for you! Nadine, alone, in Paris on Christmas, waiting for Caleb… An Undead Christmas Carol The things we do on Christmas Eve … “Dear Nadine, My brother and I have caught an earlier train, some minor family issues to sort. You will be met by a…

“Excuse me, Miss Morrison?”

It’s Christmas Eve!!! Eeeek. Does this mean Nadine will be on her way to Paris to attend a Vampire Coven Summit? An Undead Christmas Carol. J R Manawa. “Excuse me, Miss Morrison?” … Before Nadine knew it, it was Friday afternoon. She’d finished work for the year and was more than pleased that she had…

“The perfect guy?”

So, has Nadine met the perfect guy? I’ll let you decide…. An Undead Christmas Carol. J R Manawa. “The perfect guy?” … Nadine had lied about meeting a friend. The small, internal voice of fear had kicked in, combined with a desperate need to end the awkward conversation. Once she had rounded the corner and…