Powerful Ways To Bring Your Story To Life

“Writing is the painting of the voice.” Writing is an art form. It’s a way of releasing all those imaginative thoughts that cloud your mind on a rainy day. It’s expressing all those feelings, the ones you’ve kept bottled up for so long. It’s creating a fictional land where anything at all can happen. It’s…

Coping With Bad News…The Second Time Around.

“It is bad news. But we just have to get on and deal with it.” Last week I got the news that my family and I dreaded. A complete match to what happened 3 and a half years ago. The first time around, I became incredibly subdued. I spoke very little and when I did…

The Hardest Things About Being A Writer

“Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.” Writing is great. Whether you’re writing multiple times a week on your own personal blog or if you’ve got a new novel in the works, getting your ideas onto paper can be one of the greatest feelings in the world. It gives you a sense…

Valentine: Act I – Book Review

“Maybe the world would understand. This decision, right now, is the biggest regret of his life.” If you’re a regular visitor to my blog, firstly, welcome back! Secondly, you’ll have realised that I start each blog post with a memorable quote about each topic. When I write a book review, it tends to be a…

Online Writing Courses: Are They Really Worth It?

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” I love learning new things. I remember going for my job interview and being asked what I want to get out of the potential new job I was faced with. I told my now-boss that I wanted to learn. I was completely honest. I didn’t have an extensive knowledge of…

Stranger Than Fiction: Progress Report!

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who can’t change their minds cannot change anything.” Drum roll please… it’s finally happened! No, I’ve not actually written any more of my story (yet!) but I have begun that lengthy planning process! The thing I’ve been telling myself to do for a hell of a long time….

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…