Confidence – The First Steps To Tackling Your Fears

“How can anyone see how great you are if you can’t see it in yourself?” I’ve been wanting to write this post for so long. But, like everything that requires the skill of confidence, I’ve been putting it off. Need to book that dentist appointment? It can wait. Need to call the guys about your…

Game Keepers – Book Review

“Why can’t I get the chance to be the hero once in a while?” My fourth book review of the year brings me to another book that would, once upon a time, be way out of my comfort zone when it comes to genres! The last few weeks have been spent reading through Game Keepers…

The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit – Game Review

“I sense danger…Mantroid must be in the area.” I honestly couldn’t have started my new game review category with a better game! Well, in my opinion anyway. Introducing The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit from the amazing guys and gals behind the Life Is Strange series. If anyone knows me well enough or if anyone…

The Joys Of The Tropical Butterfly House, Sheffield

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Case and I have paid a couple of visits to the Tropical Butterfly House now; our first being on the day we got together (aww) and the other a few weeks ago. On each trip, we’ve seen the cute, the ugly, (but…

The Metanoia Phases: The Change Of Heart – Book Review

“My mind was ready to speak, but my mouth was reluctant.” Whatever you’re doing right now, stop. Put down your cup of coffee, step away from your computer screen and just listen for a moment. Maria knows how to keep a reader hooked!  Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve spent my evenings reading The…

Gaming Influences and How They’ve Shaped My Writing

“Life is more fun if you play games.” Remember those games you used to play in the playground as kids? You know the ones. Acting out The Lion King on the field or running around like you’re on acid to catch your friends. We thought those games were incredible at the time, and when that…

Dear Younger Me…

“The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come.” Dear young Emily, Today I sat for a while. I thought about your childhood. I thought about your teenage years and what you were about to witness in the years after that. I thought about your happiness and your sorrows…

Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher – Book Review

“He wouldn’t hurt a fly ( unless it was tickling his fur, in which case he would probably swat it.)” This week I picked my Kindle back up; my second review of the year is finally here! I’ve been looking forward to doing a children’s story review mainly because I’ve written one of my own….

Advice from a writer: Career vs Leisure

“Don’t be afraid of change. You may lose something good, but you will probably end up gaining something better.” If you enjoy something, you stick at it. You practice that ‘something’, perhaps not even realising it at the time, but you do. Now, when I was at school, everyone was always encouraged to follow their…