Hype books, trend books, books that gather the masses - soon to be made in to blockbuster films and loved by millions of people all over the world, adapted into entire worlds and universes for us to enjoy - but people - especially writers and authors pull them to pieces - why? I have long … Continue reading Guilty pleasures in reading – should we be ashamed?
Wow - Jesus. It's almost April, this weekend I am visiting London to see the Tutankahmun exhibition before it leaves never to travel again, and I am hoping to find some good book shops for me to get treasures! I have spent March trying to get back to organising my writing, reading even more, reading more … Continue reading Where the hell is this year going?!
"A long time a go..." I bought Twilight when it first came out, and I was hooked, I hung onto everywork, and loved the simplicity of it at the time, and afterwards, I felt a hole, that couldnt be filled by any "guilty pleasure" book - (apart from the notebook!) and have often wondered if … Continue reading Book review – Beautiful Creatures
Well - where to begin with this book. It was one of those random kindle purchases where it said "Free audio book" Great, I can listen to it in the car too! and 9 hours later, I am so ready for the next 12! The humor in this book is very me - its family … Continue reading Zombie Fallout – Mark Tufo, a review
I have kept my writing anonymous - why you ask. Because its stupid. It's not - I know this, but to my family, others around me, the easiness of pulling someone down for a pipe dream is all too real. I live in a place where it is not safe to be your honest authentic … Continue reading Writing and the fear of judgment.
So, it was a gloomy post Oscars Sunday, I was full of cold and couldn't be bothered to get dressed. I forced myself to do something other than sleep - and got settled with my better half to watch a movie I had heard a lot of fuss about - Jojo Rabbit. Realizing it was a … Continue reading JoJo Rabbit – the must see movie of 2020
So - as I am writing this i have condensed my book a little - i am editing what originally was Chapter 7 - which is now Chapter 5. I have cut tremendous amounts, and i am still to totally deconstruct and re-insert chapter 1 throughout the book. I saw someone post on twitter " … Continue reading Editing Update February 2020
Top 4 books in January It’s the end of the month and time for me to share what I have been reading. I am sure at some point I will do a post on each title and a full detailed review but for now, here is what I have been reading during January 2020. They … Continue reading Top 4 books I read in January
Long before christmas last year I met up with one of my closest friends and an old friend from school, we talked about our past and I asked her “how have you managed? How have you thrived so well?” Her answer? Reading. Yes – I believe the saying knowledge is power – or at least … Continue reading Is reading necessary to make you a better writer?
I’ve started off extra positive this year. I aimed to edit a chapter of my book each month, I’ve managed 7. But don’t get me wrong - I haven’t picked my laptop up for over a week. I’ve got a lot going on at the minute and writing isn’t bringing joy and I don’t want … Continue reading My 2020 so far…