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.
Hi everyone! I want to dedicate today's blog post to a wonderful thing that Shirley Cuypers has done for the book blogging community. So often us bloggers go unnoticed; our follow count isn't as high as others and so it seems that our work is for nothing. Myself (and Shirley) think that it's time to … Continue reading Are you ready to follow some new bloggers…
This post is going to be a lot shorter than normal, hence the nature of a mini book review. It's not that I don't have enough to say about this book...it's more that I have TOO MUCH to say about this book, and all my points are predominantly focused on my personal research. So, I'm … Continue reading The Dreaming Tree
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Sometimes the hardest part of writing is coming up with an idea, harbouring the inspiration, having that light bulb moment where all your thoughts fall into place. So make it a little easier for yourself. Don't think about too much, just read the prompt and start writing! You may be surprised with where it takes … Continue reading Story Prompt…