When I moved to Devon in September 2016 to start my Creative Writing MA at Exeter University, one of the things I was most looking forward to was living near the sea. The sea is a huge source of inspiration for me. In fact, looking back at all my writing projects, I'm unsure if it … Continue reading My Exeter Bucket List
Debating "what makes a writer?" and "who is allowed to call themselves a writer?" used to take up a fair bit of my time. I loved to write, had been writing for years and daydreamed of publication. But I didn't feel like a writer. The vocation felt distant, far away. Today, things are a lot simpler. … Continue reading What Makes a Writer?
I'll skip the long winded introduction about the age we live in and the way in which huge multinational chains dominate and permeate every part of our modern lives. We all know this already. We know that supporting local companies is a dying effort. We know that a lot of big brands are unethical. But … Continue reading Are big brands making our experiences generic?
Am I enough for... myself? For my high standards, the pressure I put on myself, my shabby brand of perfectionism?
I feel like it's probably a very British thing to be enthusiastic about seasons. But I've always found something refreshing and inspiring about entering a new 'time of year'. Currently it's 'Spring', although this season doesn't really register in my mind, as it's so, so slow to arrive. It usually feels like winter drags on … Continue reading Seasons though
Throughout January so far, I've been playing around with a few resolution ideas. Even if I make a few initial resolutions on New Year's Eve, I tend to reflect a lot in January and come up with a load more. So here are my 2016 new year's resolutions. I'm hoping that listing them all in … Continue reading 2016 Resolutions