Margaret Atwood - The Testaments book review, spoiler free.

Book review: The Testaments – Margaret Atwood. *spoiler-free*

If you haven't seen the cover of Margaret Atwood's new book plastered in the media and over the windows of your local bookshop, where have you been? More importantly... Go check out your local bookshop!  The Testaments, a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale was released 10th September 2019, and it is a long-anticipated entry in Atwood's …

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Putting yourself out there as a Writer

What if I'm not good enough? What if they laugh, sneer, or use my work as a bad example? What if I fail? Without bravery, I'd still be working a stressful and mostly unsatisfying job in retail. I'd still be questioning if I was good enough to be a writer, instead of showing people just …

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To Stop and Smell the Roses – Writing & Anxiety

I am guilty. I am guilty of not basking in a moment of pure joy and pride. I have anxiety. I've had it as long as I can remember, but only put a name to it in my teenage years. Generalised Anxiety Disorder. GAD. Why is this important? Well, sometimes when you have anxiety, you …

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Dialect Writing Challenge – The Black Country.

I tried to challenge myself to write using the Black Country dialect. Not everyone's cup of tea, but it's where I call home. Now, I am born and raised in the Black Country, however, not all of us have all of the 'quirks' when it comes to spaking *ahem* speaking. Actually, we're all a tiny …

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