Describe the seasons as if they were four friends. Tell me your version in the comments below, or share a link to your blog!
Describe the days of the week as if they were people Monday has good intent, but zero motivation, Tuesday is always anxious with disappointment and frustration, Wednesday "the hump day", just isn't as fun as it sounds, Thursday is just waiting for Friday to come around, Friday comes and brings the beers, it's going to … Continue reading Writing Prompt #14
Write about a boy who saw things differently. In a world where the gift of deep thinking is treated as "overthinking". Overthinking insinuates thinking beyond what we ought to as if our imaginations have limitations. Deep thinkers are the people who make scientific discoveries, create the most useful and awe-inspiring inventions and write unforgettable literature … Continue reading Writing Prompt #13
Describe these colours as if they were people:Red, yellow, green, violet, blue and black.
Every author goes about writing their book in a different way. Some jump straight in and let their imagination roam free with the story. Other authors create in-depth, detailed characters and then allow the story to write itself around them. Whichever way you write, coming up with interesting, relatable and realistic characters is difficult, so … Continue reading 121 Questions to Ask Your Character when Writing a Book
It was another rainy day in northern England, but Rose was excited, she had a job interview today and she was becoming desperate for the money. She was dressed elegantly in her favourite fitted black dress and elaborate vintage black heels as she approached the grand, historical entrance of the Georgian hotel. She pressed the … Continue reading Writing Prompt 12: Start a story with somebody opening a door.
A book set in Lancashire, written by a Lancastrian and reviewed by a Lancastrian. Title: The Familiars Author: Stacey Halls Publisher: Zaffre Date Published: 2019 Date Written: 2018 Length: (hardback) 420 pages ISBN: (hardback) 978-1-78576-611-4 Genre: Historical Fiction The Familiars by Stacey Halls made a special connection with me. The book is set in Lancashire … Continue reading Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls
The tagline of my blog is "expert ostriching", which I know is not very clear to people, but it is something that one of my best friends once said to me about our amazing ability to procrastinate over absolutely everything. Like ostriches, we bury our heads in the sand and instead of doing fifteen minutes … Continue reading Writers Procrastination
When I was six years old, my parents decided to move from Newcastle to Kirkby Lonsdale, meaning I had to change schools once again. I had already done that several times and as a result, always found it difficult to make friends. I ended up going to a school on the outskirts of Kirkby, called … Continue reading Writing Prompt 11: Write about long-distance friends who meet for the first time in 15 years.
I picked up The Torrents of Spring by mistake in my local bookshop. It is quite an old edition, with a beautiful cover, illustrations inside, and kept in a protective sleeve and upon the first view, I thought it was The Torrents of Spring by Ernest Hemingway. I quickly realised that I was wrong when … Continue reading The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev Review