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
Neryn is a 15 year old orphan utterly alone in the world of Alban. After being wagered by her drunken father to a complete stranger on a chancy boat, she has no one but herself. Her mother, brother and grandmother are all dead, and her father too as a result of the Cull. Now Neryn … Continue reading Shadowfell, Juliet Marillier
**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.
A really interesting concept – ‘You always remember your first kiss. Flora remembers nothing else’ – which was unfortunately crippled by the pacing and the narrative. When I picked up this book, the blurb gripped me: Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets several times a day, and has since the age … Continue reading The One Memory of Flora Banks
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
For as long as I can remember (any time is a long time in the life of a student) I’ve been applying for work experience at Penguin Random House. Working at Penguin is the dream, the forever job, the word at the top of my ‘Where I want to be in 5 years’ list. Imagine … Continue reading Talking about my work experience placements…
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.