Writer's Life

Breathing New Life Into An Old Story…

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…

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milestones

Good Things Come To Those Who Work Hard

Today is the day I've been waiting for, I've finally got a job. It's been a year since I graduated university with a degree in Creative Writing and it's been a tough year with a lot of rejection and a lot of disappointment but perseverance has finally paid off. When they say good things come… Continue reading Good Things Come To Those Who Work Hard

Blog Updates

Liebster Award – I’ve Been Nominated!!

The first time I was nominated for the Liebster Award was June last year by Dare To Dream, Live To Write. She said some really nice things about my blog and since then my blog has taken on a different identity, attracted more readers and inspired many people so thank you to KatWilson04 for nominating… Continue reading Liebster Award – I’ve Been Nominated!!

Writer's Life

The Muse Has Returned

For a while now I have been leaving my novel alone, not intentionally of course. I've been avoiding writing all together. I don't know why I do it. I love to write. I feel better when I write. I ignore my compulsion to write. Why do I depriving myself of it? I've figured something out… Continue reading The Muse Has Returned

Stories

The Girl In Red

Antonia Mi Bella. Mi Princesa. Mi poco Isabella. Gone. I could not find the right words to say. I spoke two different languages but I could not allow any words to escape my lips. Trapped in my throat, the words were dry, they cut my throat. I tried to say the words out loud to… Continue reading The Girl In Red

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The Final Chapter

The final chapter has ended on my university journey. The graduation festivities will kick off with the graduation ball next week and I will be handed my Creative Writing degree in July at the ceremony. I can't believe I am almost a university graduate! I can't believe how fast the past three years have gone!… Continue reading The Final Chapter

Poems

Walking Stardust

Walking Stardust Breathing in the warmth of your skin, your eyelashes flutter like petals, sleeping. I stare into the dusty black room. Light creeps through the blinds. Hitting the wall with its luminous glow. A romantic feeling pulses through the layers of my skin. I am optimistic that no other being will make me feel… Continue reading Walking Stardust

Opinion

Shoot For The Moon. Even If You Miss, You’ll Land Among The Stars

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss... you will land among the stars - Les Brown I have always had a love-hate relationship with New Year's Resolutions. I dislike resolutions of the generic kind, such as - I will lose x amount of weight, I will stop eating unhealthily and I will quit smoking.… Continue reading Shoot For The Moon. Even If You Miss, You’ll Land Among The Stars

Writer's Life

Poetry Is

Poetry is freedom. Poetry is emotion. Poetry will always be whatever you choose for it to be. It is hard to define poetry because poetry can be anything you want it to be. It can be one word placed in the middle of a page. It can be fifteen pages long if you want it… Continue reading Poetry Is

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There Are No Shortcuts To Any Place Worth Going

I sit here now and I really cannot believe that I am in my final year of university. I know the journey is far from over but I feel like I can reflect back on my time at Edge Hill from this point and smile at how much things have changed. I have learnt many… Continue reading There Are No Shortcuts To Any Place Worth Going