Writing Prompts

I have a stack of books and booklets with writing prompts in. I love them – always have. It’s great to mull on an idea, have a scene sparked off by just a line or image. A good writing prompt can lead to a great story. In a way, it’s always why I sometimes likeContinue reading “Writing Prompts”

Circe – Madeline Miller [Books]

Sometimes, you read a book that is so wonderfully and beautifully written, with heaps of description aiding the characters and plot, that it feels like you really are transported to the novel’s location. Circe is, without a doubt, one of those books. Circe is the daughter of a Titan and a nymph, but lacks theContinue reading “Circe – Madeline Miller [Books]”

Why My Current Favourite Book Is A Twitter Thread

I love Twitter, I really do. Some of my favourite books in recent years were ones I picked up because people were raving about them, or I followed the author on Twitter and became interested in their writing. If you’re looking for a community, guarantee you’ll find one on there, just by looking at hashtagsContinue reading “Why My Current Favourite Book Is A Twitter Thread”

The Queen of The Tearling – Erika Johansen [Books]

Dear friends, One thing I want you to understand, is I will never disguise my feelings about a book on this blog. I will, however, always try to find the good in something. But if I say I liked a book, I liked it. If I gush about how great it is, I absolutely lovedContinue reading “The Queen of The Tearling – Erika Johansen [Books]”

How Not To Introduce Characters

Readers and writers, I think, all have their own little pet peeves when it comes to something they read. For the most part, these all come down to personal taste. Some readers might dislike reading something involving the supernatural. Personally, I really don’t like ‘direct thoughts’ unless they are handled extremely well. Otherwise, they feelContinue reading “How Not To Introduce Characters”

Play Time

One thing writers are told time and time again is to read everything they can get their hands on. You cannot be a writer unless you’re a reader; otherwise, how do you know what’s gone before? Plus, reading books allows you to see how sentences are crafted and with a keen eye you can seeContinue reading “Play Time”