Stop Being Afraid To Write What Happened | Writing Advice

Should we really write so personally? All these examples of poetry, novels, blogs and plays that are so heavily grounded in a real-life situation, should we really be so open? Absolutely! With a few important side-notes and a powerful fearlessness, being so honest and open not only heals us, but it has the potential to … Continue reading Stop Being Afraid To Write What Happened | Writing Advice

Freya Ridings | Album Review

It must have been around about 2017 when I first heard Freya Ridings. I was working in JD Sports in Colchester and it was added to the playlist. Every now and again they'd chose a slower song to switch things up. The song at the time was Blackout. This memorable, piano-driven melody, ghostly in essence. … Continue reading Freya Ridings | Album Review

Chance The Rapper is Back with ‘The Big Day’ | Album Review

After what seemed like an endless tease all day, Chance The Rappers much-awaited debut album 'The Big Day' dropped. It's really strange to say 'Debut' being that Chance's mixtapes over such a long period of success have felt like albums in themselves, but The Big Day is arguably his strongest and certainly his largest release … Continue reading Chance The Rapper is Back with ‘The Big Day’ | Album Review

Conversations With Friends – Sally Rooney | A Book Review

I must admit, when I opened the book and noticed the lack of quotation marks when it came to the characters dialogue, it completely threw me. What threw me more, however, was how easily I could still distinguish paragraph from dialogue as if the quotation marks were there the whole time. There's not much to … Continue reading Conversations With Friends – Sally Rooney | A Book Review

Some Kind of Wonderful – Giovanna Fletcher| A Book Review

After finishing Dream A Little Dream (2015), I noted that reading Giovanna Fletcher's writing was like having a chat with an old friend. This is still true and, perhaps, has evolved in the tone and narrative in Some Kind of Wonderful (2017). When we begin to read a book, we want to be able to … Continue reading Some Kind of Wonderful – Giovanna Fletcher| A Book Review

A Writers Escape to the French Riviera – Part 2

The Holiday Blues As I write this I am back in England, and ready to start work again tomorrow. It is a strange realisation. Almost as if I was never actually in France, but with the distinct memory of being there. It may be strange to start a travel blog from the end, but I … Continue reading A Writers Escape to the French Riviera – Part 2