1/ rain drops sliding off leaves 2/ the sound of birds calling to one another 3/ feeling grains of sand under my toes 4/ spiderwebs between blades of grass illuminated by frost and the rising sun 5/ my own thoughts 6/ water in the moonlight 7/ the smell of fresh bread 8/ paw prints in… Continue reading things I should give more attention
If you’re not sure what NaNoWriMo is, I explain it in this post. This year’s National Novel Writing Month has been a refreshing experience for me. Outside of blogging I haven’t spent large chunks of time dedicated to creative writing for a few months, other than university. Regardless of word count, the discipline of writing… Continue reading Recap / NaNoWriMo 2019
This week, as I told my siblings, I have been an adult with delicious food. (Actually, in the message it was all in caps, but that might scare off potential readers.) My parents have been away, which brings with it the freedom to experiment in the kitchen and quietly throw anything away that doesn’t turn… Continue reading EGG
A poem for you on Sunday because I’ve been neglecting Creative Fridays. Running around in circles used to be fun, Making entertainment out of dull conversation. Don’t start your bleeding until I’m gone, Fill up on lies before I return. Lower your expectation and hide your bleeding, I won’t soak up your tears with kind… Continue reading Meaningless / Poetry
I know, after all that talk about deleting Instagram, I’m back. (You can click here and here and here to read about why I deleted social media.) In those posts, I said that the main reason I deleted my Instagram account was because I spent too much time on it even though I didn’t want… Continue reading Back on Instagram
I have my favourite books, and they’re generally classics which feature strong yet lovable women and heart-warming yet hard-earned romance. Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen), Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte), North and South (Elizabeth Gaskell), for instance. Other favourites include The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett), The Help (Kathryn Stockett), and Call the Midwife (Jennifer Worth). While… Continue reading Reading Widely
The first week of NaNoWriMo has passed and we’re onto day eight. The first six days involved me being unimpressed by my plot – or, lack of one – and the only thing keeping the story rolling on were conversations that would need to be deleted upon settling on a plot. They were, and still… Continue reading Why Do I Want to Write a Novel?