Hearing The Underwater – Savannah Slone | Book Review

Recently, I had the chance to receive a copy of Savannah Slone’s debut poetry collection ‘Hearing The Underwater’ in exchange for a review. I have to be honest, at times I have a little trepidation, the poetry world is becoming so saturated that you have as much chance at finding something a bit rubbish, as…

Untangling Roots – Hannah Murray| A Book Review

Robert Frost once said, “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness” which is quite possibly one of my favourite quotes about poetry. Hannah Murray, a poet from the South of England, who posts poetry and photography on Instagram, and whose following is quickly growing, echoes Frost’s…

Why I’m Self-Publishing Again | Writing Advice

For many of us, we begin our lives believing that the only way to succeed will be at the hands of someone else. We are almost conditioned to think that we do not have the ability, or the skills to hold our future in our own hands. I grew up admiring publishing houses, and large…

I’M SELF PUBLISHING A BOOK!!

As of 6pm today, I put up a photo on my Instagram (@liamxavier95) that I would be self-publishing a book late this year. Truth is I have been planning this for a long time now, working out the logistics of this, chasing down research over whether I wanted it to be traditionally published or self published, and after much deliberation and trepidation, I have set my self organised deadlines and dates, and now we are starting!

All That She Can See (Carrie Hope Fletcher) | Book Review

This will be the third book of Carrie Hope Fletchers that I am reviewing and while I’m a little late to the party on this one, I am beginning to adore her defined style of writing. Carrie seems to lead her novels with an interpretation of Magic Realism, which is a style we unfortunately rarely…

Head Stuck In A Book; A Timeline, A Lifeline.

Perhaps is a defining word, it is an all-encompassing, sinful, innocent word. Perhaps is, for me, at the heart of every good book, and at the heart of why my head has been, in one way or another, buried inside the pages of a book for the last 22 years or so. “Perhaps, when I grow older,…

Always Keep Your ‘Firsts’ of Everything

This year I am turning 22 and finishing my Masters degree and it’s got me thinking. With each year, and each stage of our life we succeed in starting our careers or our memories. Each time that happens there is always a physical ‘first’ of that: the first photo you take with your friends, the…

Have You Seen My Poetry?…

Okay so I feel like I say this a million and one times but I’m SORRY that I’ve been quiet on this blog, and if I’m honest this post is also going to be quite small! I promise I’m going to start uploading a lot more onto here, but hopefully some of you will already…

On The Other Side (Carrie Hope Fletcher) – A Book Review

Last year, not too long after having finished reading her self-help book All I Know Now, I remember watching one of Carrie Hope Fletcher’s videos announcing she was writing a fiction novel. I was both incredibly excited and curious. As ever the idea of a new book to read is a wonderful prospect, but at…