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
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
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
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
Posting for the second day in a row?! Am I okay?! #Sendhelpithinkimawriter! WELCOME BACK MY LOVELIES! Did you miss me? If you follow my Twitter account @NP_Brittain I'll be very surprised if you've had the time to miss me! As you may have noticed, the past 24 hours has become a slight writing spam from Facebook and… Continue reading Tweeting For Twits