We spend a lot of time waiting for things from other people.We're told from a very young age that we should treat others in the same way that we expect to be treated but sometimes, despite your best efforts with someone, you get nothing in return. In this situation, some people walk away and never… Continue reading The Danger Of High Expectations.
I've finally finished editing the first draft of 1:58 and if there is anything I have learnt from this experience of using a red pen on my own work it is this - I can be brutal. Many writers say that they don't like to 'kill their darlings' but I found it quite easy to… Continue reading The Second Draft.
When I'm not writing or teaching, I'm designing and making my own positive lifestyle magazine. Zest For Life has been going for nearly a year now and the fourth and final issue of 2016 has now been released! There's lots of great subjects discussed in this issue including what parents do that they don't like to… Continue reading Zest For Life: Autumn Issue
In 2014, when I was studying Creative Writing at university, I decided to take part in something called NaNoWriMo. A writing task to write 50,000 words during the month of November. Despite my lack of belief in myself, I managed to do it. I spent a few weeks beforehand writing a plan, I had detailed… Continue reading Breathing New Life Into An Old Story…
I've always had a turbulent relationship with my writing muse. I've been struggling with writer's block for two years. After graduating with my degree in Creative Writing, I decided to give my writing brain a rest. I had spent the past three years juggling poetry, stories, scripts and essays in my mind, so I simply stopped. The… Continue reading The Muse & Me
Thank you for following my blog Another Beautiful Rhyme! If you have been reading my posts, you will know that I have my own positive lifestyle magazine called Zest For Life. I'm incredibly proud to announce that the third issue of Zest For Life is now online and free to digitally download. The summer issue is… Continue reading Summer Issue Of Zest For Life – OUT NOW!!!
So after deliberating about it for a while, I decided to go cold turkey and delete my Facebook app on my phone. I was tired of the EU referendum related statuses and I knew it was definitely time to take a break from social media. I logged out on my computer and removed Facebook from… Continue reading Why I Had A Facebook Detox And Why You Should Too
On a rainy Monday night in Manchester, the stars of the hit American TV show Nashville brought sunshine as they graced the stage to sing. The spotlight shone on the stage as Chris Carmack (Will Lexington) kicked off the show with 'What If I Was Willing.' The atmosphere in the beautiful Bridgewater Hall was electric,… Continue reading Nashville In Concert Review