Reviews, Uncategorized

Freshers Book Review

For the first time in ages, I sat down and read more than a chapter in one sitting. I think that is something we need to acknowledge here because I'm pretty proud of that fact! I've been in such a reading rut since uni and honestly have missed just sitting down and curling up with a… Continue reading Freshers Book Review

The Life & Lies, Uncategorized

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

The Life & Lies, Uncategorized

Goodbye Winchester: 6/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

I thought it would feel more real than this. The key for the front door of my house had been in my back jean pocket for the past week, almost like I was scared to lose it. When I finally took it out and handed it over, I thought I would feel some kind of… Continue reading Goodbye Winchester: 6/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Creative Writing, Uncategorized

The Pros and Cons of a Creative Writing Degree

"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

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Tweeting For Twits

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

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Welcome To The Real World

University is officially over! So pleased to announce that despite all the tears and tantrums, I will be graduating with a 2:1 (Second Upper Class) Creative Writing Degree in October. The past four months since my first post have been a whirlwind of emotions from saying goodbye to many incredible people, moving to a completely new… Continue reading Welcome To The Real World

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Post-University Life

I handed in my final project/dissertation/ECP the other day and that felt as good a time as any to start a blog.