There are always more videos, more articles, more media to consume. As a consumer of media, I want to take a step back and look at what I’ve been watching and reading. Podcasts are a great form of media. I have spent the hour or so journey to university listening to the odd episode, and
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Inspiration is a topic I struggle with. I have written a few thoughts on inspiration before, but I wanted to share some books that inspire or motivate me, whether that be in my daily life, for writing, for work, or for mental health. Here are four books that inspire me, that have changed me as
Technology has had an incredible impact on creativity. The number of people on YouTube who create mind-blowing content is remarkable. The blogs, the podcasts, the photography/art portfolios, ebooks… the list goes on and on and on. Technology has done achieved so much in the world of creativity, but it comes with a lot of distractions.
Seven days ago, I set myself the challenge to write a journal entry every day for 30 days. One week in and I’ve already learnt a lot. Journaling is an artform I’ll be honest, this isn’t the first thing I thought I was going to discover. I had assumed that journal entries would be clunky
Talking about mental health is hard, so I will begin with some statistics (from 2018): In the UK, Men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women Men aged 45-49 have the highest rate of suicides in the UK In Scotland, the suicide rate among 15-24 year-olds increased by 52.7% Data is
What keeps us going? What keeps us writing, painting, filming, knitting… What is it that makes us want to continue creating? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot recently. I turned twenty two last month and since then I’ve been trying to figure out what I’ve achieved. What had I done to be
The news is rarely positive. I can understand many people taking time away from new sites, focusing on themselves and enjoying their lives. I do this myself, all the time! I check the news once or twice a week, but I make sure never to spend too much time on it unless there is something
There is something you should never do straight after writing a draft and that’s read it. I had never followed this rule before because it never bothered me when I thought it was bad…This book, however, I care about a lot. And it’s terrible.
I recently finished my (BA) English and Creative Writing, and after some deliberation I applied to and am now on an MA Creative Writing course. Of course, studying creative writing at university is not necessary for becoming a writer and you might not become a good one because of it, but there are many benefits
It has been a while since I regularly uploaded to this site, so I figured the best way to return properly is to talk about my writing routine. I just finished doing a BA English and Creative Writing degree and have now started an MA in Creative Writing, so I’ve had to hone my writing
Firstly, I would like to say how much I have loved all of the Doctors since 2005. They all made me laugh, cry, and think about my place in the world. I have always been inspired by The Doctor as a character and the actors who have presented their versions of him have never failed
Writing is hard. Or can be. Even beginning this blog post is difficult, but for someone else it might have been easy. That would have defeated the point in writing it in the first place, though. I have always been a constant writer; that is to say that I constantly have something I am writing.
It has been a while since I have written anything on this site but after a much needed break, I have returned with news of a new publication! Boreville is a short story inspired by the works of Isaac Asimov and Frank Herbert. I had never tried reading sci-fi before but when I did I thought
About six months ago, I decided to jump into the deep end and write a children’s book. A few months later, I had written a chapter book full of adventure, friendship, and new worlds. I loved fantasy books growing up, but there was never something like Harry Potter or The Wardstone Chronicles for me to