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February 2020 Reading

February consisted of some heavy reading as uni starts in March and I had to read books for my English class (engaging with literature). So, here we go. The classics I read this month were mostly winners, but they all took a lot out of me. Pygmalion, the play by Bernard Shaw, was fantastic when […]

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2020 Goals

As I’ve said before, I don’t particularly like the term ‘resolutions’. What I do like is having goals, and putting them into smaller goals so you don’t feel overwhelmed. I don’t see any problem in having vision of what you want your life to be like, but I do also want to leave room for […]

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January 2020 Reading

For this month’s reading list, I thought I’d try out a different format as there are a lot of books to get through. This month I read numerous poetry books that I ordered online. I love these poets’ spoken word on YouTube, and I thought it was worth supporting the small publishing house. If My […]

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Writing

Settling into 2020

I understand the hype of January, and the feeling of refreshment and changing things for the better. But I don’t understand the pressure of needing to be perfect by January 2nd. I have goals for the year, yes, but you can’t be expected to have everything together by the time February rolls around, let alone […]

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Poems and Squids

It feels difficult to get back into blogging, partly because that strange time between Christmas and New Year is over and I’ve forgotten what routine is. Also because in the past few days I’ve been submitting more writing to online journals, etc., so blogging hasn’t been my priority. As I wrote in this post, this […]

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Sharing (your writing) is Caring

I’ve finished tidying up my novel word document, and while it feels good to have everything in order and everything usable, I deleted so many words that my word count is now about 30,000 words instead of the 50,000 I wrote during NaNoWriMo. This is necessary for the story I’m writing now, and I have […]

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September 2019 Reading

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 […]

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Poems

Kids on Bikes / Poem

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 […]

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Return / Poem

One day turns into two And I haven’t written a word. Three to four Then six more And this blog begins to feel lonely. I don’t really know where I’ve been, Busy with other words. But now I’m back (And hopefully not just this once), With a consistent routine And a bunch of ideas. You’ll […]

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Raining / Poem

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