YALC 2018: Best Time Ever!

Now that I've had a few days to organise my thoughts, (and book haul) I thought I'd give you my thoughts on the first ever book convention I've had the pleasure of attending. The idea to go to YALC originated from Hannah, one of the many brains behind Fika Lounge. One way to really strengthen …

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So… I’m writing a book.

If someone told me in January that in the middle of March I'd start drafting a novel, I would have laughed in their face. When I finished university, my dissertation was going to be my magnum opus. Sure, I wrote a couple of short stories here and there but I never thought I would have …

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Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer: AKA The Weirdest Book I’ve read in a while.

Full disclosure: I actually obtained books 2 & 3 of the Southern Reach Trilogy about... A little over a year ago, and got so sidetracked with other books I simply never bothered obtaining the first book. It was only during the latter end of 2017 that I realised I wanted to try something new. So …

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Monday Musings: Preparing for NaNoWrimo 2017 and Tempering Expectations

You know, I honestly wish I could start this blog post off with a personal anecdote with me as a young child, always having the zeal and ability to write stories that would make my readers clap in adoration and sing praises of my skill. Unfortunately, that was never the case. As a kid I …

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