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It Ain't Necessarily So - 6

It Ain’t Necessarily So

 A Birthday Kiss
Some birthdays you just can’t forget

 Marisha Toumanova and I were born on the same day, in the same room, but a year apart, more than 80 years ago in the mission hospital at Aba, a small station in the Northeast Corner of what was then the Belgian Congo. 1,449 more words


Book Review: Here At The Gate

Here at the Gate, by Christine Campbell, is a brilliant book. It follows the journey of self-discovery for the protagonist, Mhairi, but what it really does is take you on an adventure all of your own. 311 more words


How to Write a Novel – Day 22: Tracking the Trends

If you’re stuck for something to write, jump on Twitter and see what’s trending. You can either have your character react to the trend or, somehow, incorporate the trend into your novel. 70 more words


Good old ancient gods. They make me so happy

Ever by Gail Carson Levine

A quick glance through goodreads tells me that this book was widely hated by the internet. In a totally unprecedented move, I am going to suggest that the internet is not right to hate it, and suggested rather that the internet approached it from the wrong direction. 772 more words

Showing vs. Telling

If there was one piece of writing advice I disliked most as a new writer, it certainly was “Show, don’t tell.” Initially, I had no idea what it meant. 1,295 more words


Chapter One, Post Seven

A wolf howled long way across the, what appeared to be a, moor. The sound breathed through the walls. It was enough to shake an amiable man, and the situation glorified its prowess. 678 more words


NaNoWriMo day 22


Yesterday I was very close to just quitting. I dont know if it’s because my novel is kinda crappy or if it’s just become too much to do NaNoWriMo while working on uni stuff, but yeah.. 158 more words