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A writer finding a voice...

I lay on my bed and reflect at 1am on this crisp Saturday evening. Nestled in my side, a stunningly beautiful, soft spoken, pillar of strength that I have the undeniable delectation of calling my girlfriend. 309 more words


Crafting a short story

How does a short story start? This is something that holds endless fascination for me. How do other writers discover a story? Where does it come from? 711 more words

soap box

Sometimes I worry

Give a fool a podium

He will start to speak


another phenomenal "Why Write?" answer

I am at the mouth of the world just staring in. So I write to find a version of myself I’m not at odds with.

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Review - Finding a Voice

Jo is alone. She feels trapped by her mother who has a mental illness and she needs to escape. School doesn’t help, as she finds that friends “don’t understand”. 126 more words

Teen Fiction

Finding a Voice by Kim Hood review

In the run-up to the announcement of the UK YA Book Prize I’m reading each of the books on the shortlist. For more details about my reading challenge and the shortlist… 919 more words

Book Review

"Some People Are Gaysian - Get Over It!"

by Khakan Qureishi Follow @khakanqureshi

Last year, I participated in a project whose aim was to explore the issues surrounding people who identify as LGBT amongst South Asian communities in the UK. 1,720 more words