I was one of those girls. With a scrapbook of big white weddings, huge homes with miles of land, baby pictures surrounded by some of my favourite names. I would start dating a guy and it was almost like a countdown of how long I could last before asking them about their opinions on getting… Continue reading What Does My Future Hold?: 26/31 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
Something has changed in the past few days. I don’t know whether it is the excitement of a new life, the flood of icy, salt oxygen that was pumped into my mind as I wondered the Scandinavian streets of Denmark and Sweden, or maybe, just maybe, this blogging challenge is starting to work like I hoped… Continue reading Where Words Begin: 12/31 Days of Blogging Challenge
*Tap Tap Tap* My nails drummed on the keyboard. Fingers hovering over letters, itching to form the words that floated around my foggy brain. The room blurred as my eyes began swimming with tears. "No," I whispered to myself, gulping and turning my head to the ceiling, blinking quickly in an attempt to stop myself from crying.… Continue reading Where Art Thou, November?
Wooly scarfs and hats are making an appearance, frost and orange leaves litter the ground, nights are getting longer...and all around the globe, writers are uncurling their fingers, cracking their necks, and sipping their steaming mugs of tea as they settle down in front of their laptops for the magical month of November. Yes, ladies… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep and The Great First Novel Debate!
Someone looked at my blog this morning. I don't know anything about this person other than they were in the United Kingdom when something made them click on the link to my homepage. That's the joy of the stats page here on WordPress. We can see how many people have viewed which pages of our… Continue reading Learning To Write Again…
I was one of the lucky kids. My parents would both sit in my room before I went to bed, one on the rocking chair, and one next to me in bed, and they would read to me. They read me wonderful books filled with all sorts of magic and drama that made me the… Continue reading The Books That Made Us Readers.
"Creative Writing? You mean English...Right?" "Creative Writing? Is that a module you're doing for your Literature degree?" "Creative Writing? So...Do you want to be a librarian?" "Creative Writing? What a waste of three years!" If you have ever entered, or even considered entering into a Creative Writing degree, I can guarantee you have heard… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of a Creative Writing Degree