Waterstones Derby YA Book Club

Waterstones Derby YA Book Club

I’m not really great at the whole “keeping this blog up-to-date” thing. I’ll admit that my spare time at the moment is usually being sunk into either a sheer depth of nothingness as I’m too tired after work to pick up my laptop, playing Elder Scrolls Online (a new addiction I have at the moment) or simply hanging out with Laura as our work schedules vastly differ and we don’t have that much time together as it is. Hence why this blog seems to have fallen at the wayside. In the risk of this post also falling into the category

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Location, Location, Location Inspiration

Location, Location, Location Inspiration

I know I seem to be harping on about inspiration a lot lately but I guess it’s just something that’s been on my mind. Like I’ve said in my previous post, inspiration is hard and strikes in the rarest of moments. Maybe I feel lucky. I’ve been struck quite a lot lately which has seriously helped with my writing and I guess I just want to advocate that the truth is out there! No, wait that’s aliens… I mean inspiration. Inspiration is out there. Here are a couple of places where I’ve found inspiration from the stories I’m writing now,

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3 Things That Have Helped Inspire My New Book

3 Things That Have Helped Inspire My New Book

Inspiration is elusive. It’s something that finds you at the unexpected moments; in the shower, on the London underground, slurping the last ramen noodle from the bowl in Wagamamas. When it strikes, words can pour out of your fingertips onto the screen, flooding your storyline with enigmatic twists and turns that not even you were expecting. When inspiration hits, let it wash over your body and take you and for goodness sake do not let it go! P.S. Try to always have a notepad on you. P.P.S And a pen. Although my new story idea hasn’t been completely fleshed out

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August – A Busy Month Chasing My Dream

August – A Busy Month Chasing My Dream

What a month August has been! So as I previously made you aware in my last post, the digitized version of my collection of short stories has been released on the Amazon Kindle store – cue shameless plug: *Fanfare music* This was my first step into self-publishing and chasing my dream of becoming an author. I seriously cannot thank people enough for sharing it, shouting about it on social media or even just buying a copy. The reception I’ve had so far has been incredibly mind-blowing and I genuinely don’t think it’s hit me yet. In all seriousness, it’s just

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