Whether we like it or not, the stories we consume help to shape us as people. And if you are a writer, they will also rub off on your writing. They can influence your genre, your style, your structure, your themes, even your grammatical choices. Or it could be less subtle. You might just pick … Continue reading All Writers Steal
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
I was just about to write a bucket list for myself when I suddenly thought "why not share this with the internet?" Then I thought a bucket list sounds a bit too official and a bit too scary so I'm instead going to list 30 things I would like to do before I turn 30. … Continue reading 30 Before 30