Hello! I've not written a blog post for a while, but that's because I've been involved in writing of a more creative nature. I'm working on a new novel! And whilst really that oughtn't be a surprise, as that is the nature of the writer, it has actually been a while since I've put together … Continue reading A New Direction
Author: Alexandrina Brant
The Death of the Blog?
I recently watched this video of popular YouTube polymath Tom Scott. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYj3DnI81AQ&list=WL&index=16 A fascinating video regardless - of course we're never going to be able to predict the future word-for-word or tech-for-tech, and I cannot really add my opinion about all those accurate guesses about phones. As Tom mentions, some parts of the future are … Continue reading The Death of the Blog?
A December to Forget
I'm not the sort to do monthly writing roundups on the blog - mainly because there's never much to say - but it's been a while and I've seemed quiet. I guess the goal to blog more can be left on the to-do list. However, and despite the silence, I have been making a little … Continue reading A December to Forget
15 Days of Harvey
As part of promos of the Harvey Duckman Presents... book 8, one of the contributors, Joseph Carrabis is doing a bloghop in which he's sharing the first paragraph of each story. In his words, Joseph, who has four pieces of flash fiction in anthology 8 and coined the dragon cover from his 'little knitty dragon' … Continue reading 15 Days of Harvey
New Story Alert!
https://read.amazon.co.uk/kp/embed?preview=inline&linkCode=kpd&ref_=k4w_oembed_LqyiwyWlJ6bGsD&asin=B09DTC9ZMR&tag=kpembed-20&amazonDeviceType=A2CLFWBIMVSE9N&from=Bookcard&reshareId=5JW37RKTNAVVWDPWZ9P9&reshareChannel=system Looking to escape to another world with a super fast read? Looking for urban fantasy that is a bit different? Or weird stories to make you think? Wanting to discover speculative fiction from writers that could become your new favourite authors? Harvey Duckman presents the eighth in a series of short story anthologies featuring … Continue reading New Story Alert!
And +1 Makes Five
As I alluded to in my previous post (however short compared to my usual sporadic ramblings here), I didn't manage to post before I gave birth. In fact, I didn't manage to do a whole host of things because I, technically, started latent labour at 38 weeks and 5 days, eventually giving birth at our … Continue reading And +1 Makes Five
Time Is a Flighty Thing…
…And I have indeed not noticed it passing until it has gone. I had planned to write one 'last' blog post before I gave birth - but, ha, that didn't happen. Not to help the matter, our little one arrived a week early - but, though smaller than expected (by me), they've been in perfect … Continue reading Time Is a Flighty Thing…
Knowing When to Take a Break
It feels odd to be writing the above title, since if you've been following this blog, you'll have seen that my posting hasn't exactly been the opposite of 'on a break'. I'm certainly more sporadic than I used to be - so it's almost unfair to say I'm taking a break. I'm not. Taking a … Continue reading Knowing When to Take a Break
I don't mind not blogging much, but when I have a half-written post that I ought to have finished a month ago, it is rather annoying. So here's my amendment of a delayed post and a look back on these past couple of months. (If you follow me on Instagram, you would've seen I shared … Continue reading Winter Reflections
Three Very Different Christmases
With the UK government imposing further restrictions and tiers on the UK (which I do think are necessary), Christmas this year looks different for a lot of people. Amusingly enough, I don't fall into that category - our Christmas was already constrained by childcare bubbles and so the Christmas day travel we were planning to … Continue reading Three Very Different Christmases