• 16 Facts About My Novel

    18 August, 2017

    Back at the end of last year, I made a thread on Twitter about my WIP (“work in progress”) — the novel I’ve been working on for over a year. Since then, I’ve completed two further drafts and am currently working on my last round of edits before I start querying agents, so I wanted…

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  • Books Are An Immeasurable Pleasure | A Sonnet

    14 April, 2017

    As you might have seen, I am currently in my first year of Creative Writing A Level, which I love. It challenges me and pushes me to try out new things, and one of these things back last year was a sonnet. Being the Shakespeare and Sir Philip Sidney nerd I am, I love sonnets.…

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  • A Life Update | Writing, travelling, baby guinea pigs

    25 February, 2017

    Hi, everyone! It seems like it’s been a very long time since I last sat down to write an update post or something a bit more informal and chatty. I thought I should probably catch you up on everything that’s been going on, especially as I have lots of blog posts planned for the next…

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  • A Tour of my Writing Desk

    29 January, 2017

    When Virginia Woolf said “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write“, I am sure she meant to include a writing desk in that sentence too. I work best in clutter – I like big piles of books, paper strewn everywhere and disorder. Tidying and cleaning are…

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  • Writing Validation & “Not Being Good Enough”

    15 July, 2016

    I’ve reached to a stand-still whilst working on my manuscript at the moment. I didn’t realise fully, until now, how solitary writing can be, how it’s just me typing away at my laptop – I’m the only one writing the words, developing them in my brain to put onto paper. These collected thoughts add up…

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  • My Writing Recipe

    15 June, 2016

    Something absolutely incredible happened last night: I reached 10,000 words on the novel that I’m currently working on. It might not seem like a huge deal and I still have a long way to go – and it’s just my first draft! – but I couldn’t be more proud. If you read my previous writing post, you’ll…

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  • The Pressures of Writing

    29 May, 2016

    I’ve always loved writing. Words are like an extension of my own body and I turn to them through times good and bad. When I was around eight, I used to write stories based on the Sylvanian Families I used to collect and I loved nothing more than when I could spend lessons writing about…

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