Quick Take Friday – Jobs, Vocations, & Being

(Or Saturday, but nobody’s counting. You can catch up with the rest of 7QTF at This Ain’t the Lyceum) ~1~ I am dancing again, woo! Managed to find (as if it were such a feat) a group in York who are pretty easy to reach and laid back, too. ~2~ This week has been nothing … Continue reading Quick Take Friday – Jobs, Vocations, & Being

The Inside Out Book Tag

The illuminous (no, I don’t know if that’s a word, either) NevilleGirl tagged me in this INSIDE-OUT book tag, where the first letter of each question spells out inside-out, the way we see and experience books. I’ve been reading more recently, so thinking about the aesthetic comes at the right time for me. Plus, these … Continue reading The Inside Out Book Tag

TCWT: By the Examples of Books

It’s time for December’s Teens Can Write, Too! blog chain post (and I almost forgot!). This month’s prompt was: “What works of fiction have taught you by example, and what did they teach you?” In a way, this is a very difficult and very simple question to answer, and I don’t know how much I’m … Continue reading TCWT: By the Examples of Books

Book Heroines Tag

Nevillegirl tagged me for the Heroine Tag. For which, apparently, there are no rules – so, yay, all of the non-literary heroines, because I’m still getting back into the reading side of things *resists listing her own heroines*. And, actually, this was a really difficult tag to do. Talking about favourite books is all well … Continue reading Book Heroines Tag

Ready. Set. Write! Final Update

I can’t believe it’s the last of these already. It’s been two and a half months, but the time has whizzed by – ten/eleven weeks and all. I may not have managed to leave an update every week, but I’m going to miss talking about my writing on Mondays! Last week’s goals Edit OJAP. Editing in … Continue reading Ready. Set. Write! Final Update

TCWT: WTCB has a Script and Other Ex-Libris Problems

I guess I started my original writing career as a script-writer. In one of those "where do you think you're going to be in ten years? Dream job, something you'd like to do, and the probable alternative" (one wonders if this is a healthy thing to ask eleven-year-olds), I listed 'playwrite' as one job in the … Continue reading TCWT: WTCB has a Script and Other Ex-Libris Problems

Ready. Set. Write! Update1

Ready. Set. Write! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, and Katy Upperman. Find the details HERE. Last week, I set my overarching goals … Continue reading Ready. Set. Write! Update1

Notebook Sisters Blog Hop – For The Bookworms

Over at the Notebook Sisters blog, they're holding a linkup and giveaway, so check it out 🙂 In the meanwhile, I felt it a great way to summarise my reading and writing over the course of this year - and you know I love to talk about what I've been up to 😉 Without further … Continue reading Notebook Sisters Blog Hop – For The Bookworms

Maleficent Seven Cover Talk

A post today just to be a fan and squee a bit. Any Skulduggery Pleasant or Derek Landy fans out there? I was randomly surfing the internet when I saw that he'd posted the paperback cover of the spin-off novella, The Maleficent Seven (okay, he did this over a week ago, but I've only just found it, and my blog is kinda … Continue reading Maleficent Seven Cover Talk

Talkin’ ‘Bout Perry (and an Inventive Kids’ Cartoon)

Perry the platypus, that is. If you don’t know who that is, you evidently don’t watch enough of the children’s cartoon show, Phineas and Ferb. I’m kind of addicted to it. I mean, it has the absurdity of Adventure Time (two children are able to create anything mechanical they want, including rocketships and rollercoasters and … Continue reading Talkin’ ‘Bout Perry (and an Inventive Kids’ Cartoon)