Today marks the birthday of the fine English Playwrite and Novelist, Wilkie Collins. Born on 8th January 1824 in London, and he became one of literature's most adored authors.
This is what I will be using to put together my book reviews this 2020 in ten easy steps . . .
Write about what you wish you had said . . . You would go about your daily life and I would watch in awe. As you were getting ready for work, I would gaze at you and think about how lucky I was to wake up to you every morning. As you drove away, I … Continue reading Writing Prompt No.21
Being self aware is basically being continuously perplexed by your own contradictions.
Every day on my way to work, I pass eleven charity shops, all selling random books for less than £3. Then, there is a giant Waterstones, conveniently next door to where I work. This results in a lot of unnecessary spending, which I really can't afford, all on books which I won't get to reading … Continue reading October Book Haul
The mysterious city of Edinburgh just gets better with every visit. It has been the muse for many authors in the past and will for many in the future. Here is a little poem that the city inspired me to write . . .It had been years since I had left home . . . … Continue reading A Trip to Edinburgh: A Poem
Write about the three most powerful emotions. According to psychologist Paul Eckman, there were six basic human emotions: happiness, sadness, fear, disgust, anger, and surprise. To stop my (annoying) brain from over analysing the difference between emotions and feelings, I am playing by this rule. Out of these, I feel that I have experienced happiness, … Continue reading Writing Prompt #17
I want to . . . Lie under the stars with you and get lost in the night sky, Make music together, creating one song with our unique sounds, Read to you - experience the same story with our own imaginations, Walk up mountains hand in hand, whilst leaving individual footprints in the ground.
Write about what you learned last winter . . . I have alopecia areata. It kind of sucks. For those of you who don't know what it is, alopecia is simply the medical term given to hair loss. Alopecia areata, totalis and universalis are autoimmune diseases where your own immune system attacks your hair follicles … Continue reading Writing Prompt #16
A sleepless night after a stressful night at work and a 5am start is not how I wanted October to start . . . but if I can kick today's butt, I can beast the month! Take it away Michael Rosen . . .