She said, With a tremble on her lips, I can’t. Can’t what? Give in? Give up? Lift your head up and carry on? No, she said. I can’t breathe, I can’t see, I can’t be, I can’t move or taste or feel Without my heart Lurching in my chest Or stinging, like it’s the victim … Continue reading Listen
Part I I saw her coming, leather lead in hand. Kicking up flaky, orange mud. The mongrel didn’t see me; I was hidden beneath the leaf of the palm tree, waxy hood disguising my eager spike. She was laughing, sun-bleached blonde bob bouncing with each step. I had to do it, especially when I saw … Continue reading Lesson from a Thorn
**Scroll to the bottom to get a sneak peek of my character aesthetics!** As far as creative processes go, mine is definitely still developing. I haven't been spending anywhere near enough time writing and creating recently, and I haven't planned a novel in YEARS. I guess after all the time that passed I forgot how … Continue reading Why character boards are a must in your writer’s toolbox
I would say many of you lit students must have read the Illiad or the Odyssey. Maybe you haven't read it yet but you want to. Perhaps you've only heard of it. Or maybe you're a epic folklore fiend and you've read Greek, Norse, Scandinavian, Germanic...every form of folk literature under the sun. Perhaps you're … Continue reading The Táin
Keeping on top of your reading goals is hard. Working full-time, being a student or supporting a family whilst trying to keep on top of your reading goals is even harder. But doing all of the things above whilst also trying to blog is the HARDEST! Whether you're an avid reader who has already read … Continue reading How to keep on top of your bookish goals: 5 tips to keep on track
Caught up in your stardust kisses, I reach for my brush and paint a galaxy with only you in it. -Our little piece of heaven at the edge of the world. Laura Marie Copyright: Laura Davis © 2018, all rights reserved.
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Books, books, books and more books. Without giving much of my creative process away just yet, I thought this would be a good time to unveil some of the research for my current WIP. Starting a new project is simultaneously the most scary and joyous thing you will ever experience. When faced with creating whole … Continue reading How I’m handling my research
Here is a glimpse of the characters I'm working on and a story that I'm itching to get on the page. Love, magic, sacrifice and loss- what more would you expect with a war on the horizon? Character 1 Character 2 Character 3 Character 4 Laura Marie Copyright: Laura Davis © 2018, all rights reserved.
he looked at her and his smile wrapped around her like bendable sunlight: impossible, perfect, and then and then... snowflake kisses under a summer cloud before evening dances across a forest and over London's bridges. And she thought, "The language of laughter, your own personal dialect is dangerous to me. It pulls me in, like … Continue reading smiles and kisses