The Life & Lies, Uncategorized

How To Live A Perfect Life

What is your idea of perfection? For me, I imagine a beautiful house with a porch. Surrounded by a lake and hundreds of trees with soft grass, scattered with poppies and tulips. I would have a porch swing I could curl up on in the evenings with a book while my partner sat across from… Continue reading How To Live A Perfect Life

Creative Writing, Uncategorized

Reading Forgotten Words: 29/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

I have a box. Both virtual and hidden somewhere in my room. The box is filled with old pieces of paper, notebooks, and scrap clippings from magazines. Each bit of paper has something written on it, usually an idea for a story or a poem. Sometimes it is a piece of work I plan to… Continue reading Reading Forgotten Words: 29/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Creative Writing, Uncategorized

Flash Fiction: 28/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Flash fiction competitions are everywhere. I see people posting about them on Twitter and many magazines offer the chance to tell a story in a set number of words. Sometimes flash fiction can be 2000 words and sometimes it can be 200, I've even seen ones as little as 10 words! I often think that… Continue reading Flash Fiction: 28/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

The Life & Lies, Uncategorized

What Does My Future Hold?: 26/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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

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… Continue reading Sending Yourself A Postcard: 22/31 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

Reviews, Uncategorized

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

Creative Writing, Uncategorized

Dream Diaries: 13/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

I'm lucky enough to remember my dreams. I'm even more lucky that most of my dreams are practically movies! Some dreams I remember for years, and some I have to write down the second I wake up and they lay in the notes section of my phone until I can figure out something more useful… Continue reading Dream Diaries: 13/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Creative Writing, Uncategorized

Where Words Begin: 12/31 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