Sometimes, it can be very difficult to succeed in poetry, when everything is public and open to criticism. With its growing popularity, the industry is becoming more and more saturated with work. Instagram is full of it and so finding the right recipe of engagement, marketing and quality of work while staying true to your … Continue reading The Moon – K.Tolnoe | A Book Review
There are some blogs that I write that come like a swift thought. Others take months to fester inside me until I can find the words to give the subject justice. This one is one of those. It's about people-pleasing. It's about painful situations and more than anything, it's about staying true and hopeful in … Continue reading The Moment I Stopped Trying To Be Someone I Wasn’t.
As I finished Ruby Dhal's latest poetry collection (My Hope For Tomorrow), I was on the Gatwick Express from Brighton to London Victoria. It was late at night and I had just been to see a friend's gig. Life was looking up and I had been reflecting quite regularly upon the changes that have … Continue reading My Hope For Tomorrow – Ruby Dhal | A Book Review
I recently reached out on my Instagram (@LiamXavier95) and asked for any writing advice questions so I could answer them in full here!... It worked better in theory than in practice, but we did get one question! (shout out to you) and it's a cracker: "How Do I Write When I Work So Much?!". It's … Continue reading How Do I Write When I Work So Much?! | Writing Advice
Over the years we have noted how many creative people; artists, writers, musicians, struggle with mental health and also, in a sense, reap the benefits of it. In a fluctuating climate, mental health in creativity has either been regarded romantically, disregarded or occasionally actually taken seriously. In a 2007 essay from Stanford University, Adrienne Sussman … Continue reading Why Creative Perception is So Important for Mental Health.
"Here is my brief guide to being okay with being alone, especially in your twenties, with a little more sarcasm and saltiness than other guides like these! "
Stormzy is a powerhouse artist thriving in the music industry right now. Someone that can be rightfully and deservedly referred to as an 'Artist'. With his debut album Gang Signs and Prayer ( a review of which can be found here) he positioned himself as a real talent, unafraid to share his deepest feelings and … Continue reading Why Stormzys ‘Blinded By Your Grace PT2’ is Such a Great Song.
Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that dark nights and tiredness, demotivation and loneliness are not infinite. We have been told it a thousand times, we read it in magazines, in inspirational quotes, and it sinks in for a brief moment before we forget it all over again. We wake up, struggle, find ourselves heavier … Continue reading Learning How to Get Up After The Fall Again
As I first mentioned in my post From Sweet Songstress to Poetic Pop-Star; The Musical Evolution of Gabrielle Aplin, with each release, Gabrielle Aplin provides us with a new feeling of musical growth. Avalon continues this tradition, with an almost transformational atmosphere of freedom. Our first official introduction to Gabrielle's new release was the song Waking Up … Continue reading Avalon – Gabrielle Aplin | E.P Review
It is one thing to tell people I have graduated University, both from my Bachelors and my Master's degree, that in itself is a terrifying and incredible thing. However, when I sit and deconstruct the years, look over the photos, and understand just how much has happened over four years, that is an entirely different … Continue reading Saying Goodbye; Reflections on University