You know what’s nearly here? NaNoWriMo 2019! (If you aren’t sure what that is, you can look at this post where I explain it.) I cannot tell you how excited I am. Last year I didn’t reach 50,000 words. I was going strong, and then halfway through the month I went to Sydney and things… Continue reading Less Than a Month
Without much thought, my answer would be yes. You hear it everywhere – or, I do – that people want to consume bite-sized media. This comes in the form of Instagram and YouTube; it’s easy to consume and it's how people market themselves these days. It’s more common for someone to pitch their ~aesthetic~ Instagram… Continue reading Is Blogging a Dying Art?
This is the short story I wrote for a unit this trimester. As you read it, I want you to know that a) it is not an accurate depiction of my relationships with my family or their feelings at the time, and b) reading it back now, there are definitely things I would change. (The… Continue reading Clouded Childhood / Short Story
I only finished one book in September, but I've reached my goal of 80 books this year (even though my not-so-secret secret goal is 100) so I'm not complaining. Next trimester I have to read a bunch of children’s books, which I’m really looking forward to. It’ll be interesting to study what makes one a… Continue reading September 2019 Reading
This day brings with it many hours for playing Sims, which makes me happier than it should. Also, a poem for you: Tie, tie your laces And don’t be afraid to fall. Ride, ride your bike You’ll always have me to watch over you. You’re growing older Please don’t forget me When you’re riding through… Continue reading Kids on Bikes / Poem
I’ve never been overly interested in travel writing, but since studying travel writing at university, I’ve found myself increasingly drawn to it. It’s especially interesting to see how techniques of travel writing overlap with other genres, and how to set them apart. For instance, travel writing in first person could be mistaken for a memoir,… Continue reading Travel Writing
Here is a poem I just wrote for this Creative Friday! A delicate heart and bright cheeks. Eyes searching with care and Mouth frowning in that almost pretty way. The rain was loud and familiar. Sharp and severe on her skin and Keeping all the things she didn’t want to say. Sarah xx