The Life & Lies, Uncategorized

The Monster Under The Bed: 23/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

I gripped the edge of the duvet and pulled it up around my face. My ears strained, listening out for the noise that had woken me up, but all I could hear was the pounding of my heart as the blood raced through my body. A shaky breath rattled through my throat before I clamped my… Continue reading The Monster Under The Bed: 23/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Travel, Uncategorized

Sending Yourself A Postcard: 22/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

  While I was in Denmark, one of the girls I met told me that every time she goes somewhere new, she sends herself a postcard. I admit that I laughed at the idea at first, I thought it was just a cheesy way of giving yourself mail. She explained that sometimes when she gets… Continue reading Sending Yourself A Postcard: 22/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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Late Night Thoughts: 21/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Have you ever just laid in the dark, thinking about things you probably shouldn't be thinking about. Maybe your mind wanders over to your first love. You wonder what they're doing, if they're thinking about you, how different things are since they left your life. Perhaps you think about your past regrets, wishing that you… Continue reading Late Night Thoughts: 21/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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Drowning In Books: 20/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

I love books. I love the smell of the pages, both old and new. When you open a book and bury your nose into the pages, inhaling the sweet, musky smell that is similar to almonds and vanilla. The crinkle of paper as you flip open a new chapter. The different styles of cover art,… Continue reading Drowning In Books: 20/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Travel, Uncategorized

Americamp Fair: 19/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Unfortunately, this is not one of those magical #plACed posts, but it most definitely is a post full of #FreeBiscuits and fun! Today I headed up to Central London to go to the Americamp fair. I had done a bit of research into the camps but honestly, I was mostly winging it because I was nervous… Continue reading Americamp Fair: 19/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Creative Writing, Uncategorized

Novel Planning: 18/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

One of the questions that always stumps me when talking to other writers is, "are you a planner or do you wing it?" Most of my writer friends are either one or the other. Some fully have colour coded notebooks filled with research and detailed page-by-page outlines of their entire book before they've even written… Continue reading Novel Planning: 18/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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Book Tag: 17/31 Days of Blogging Challenge!

E-Book or physical book? Physical book. Always. Paperback or hardback? I LOVE hardback books but it's guna so much cheaper to buy a paperback and I'm a poor person. I'm am (slowly) collecting the Barnes and Noble Leatherback Classics though! Online or in-store book shopping? I really enjoy going into an actual bookstore, taking in… Continue reading Book Tag: 17/31 Days of Blogging Challenge!

Creative Writing, Uncategorized

Blood Moon (Original Short Story): 16/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

During my time at uni, I wrote many short stories often inspired by other books that I had to read at part of my course. One of these books was Angela Carter's 'The Bloody Chamber' which contained the short story The Company of Wolves. This led to me writing a continuation of the Little Red Riding tale.… Continue reading Blood Moon (Original Short Story): 16/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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The Greatest Showman: 15/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

LADIES AND GENTS, THIS IS THE MOMENT YOU'VE WAITED FOR! I'm (semi) interrupting my series of things that inspire my writing because, once again, I have fallen into the hands of P.T. Barnum and his circus of humanity. Today I went to see the film for the second time and honestly it was just as… Continue reading The Greatest Showman: 15/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Creative Writing, Uncategorized

Music To My Pen: 14/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

We all have those songs, the special playlist of things we listen to when we are happy or sad. Whether we want to be angry at the world or whether we want to be inspired by it, we all have a song to make us feel the way we want to be feeling in that… Continue reading Music To My Pen: 14/31 Days of Blogging Challenge