Inspiration Challenge: Phillip Pullman and ‘His Dark Materials’

(a box of things I took with me to uni including 'His Dark Materials' and the very close runner up in my favourite books list, The Book Thief) I don't really know where to start with these books. So why not start, at the beginning. Over a period of around 2 years from towards the… Continue reading Inspiration Challenge: Phillip Pullman and ‘His Dark Materials’


A Review: The Book Thief. (warning, spoilers ahead if you haven’t read the book)

Okay, so I've had a night to think about it and I think I am ready to do a review of The Book Thief, the film. I read this book last year and completely fell in love with it. It was recommended to me by my dad to whom I am very grateful for bringing me into… Continue reading A Review: The Book Thief. (warning, spoilers ahead if you haven’t read the book)

Inspiration Challenge: Poetry

When it comes to what inspires me to write, weirdly enough, it didn't start with books. I was never much of a book reader, not until 2 years ago when, during a bit of shit time in my life, my mum convinced me to pick up Phillip Pullmans 'His Dark Materials' (which incidentally, will come… Continue reading Inspiration Challenge: Poetry

A sneak peak into my writing journal.

My journal is a huge part of how I remember ideas, when I come up with possible names for characters, ideas for side characters, titles or just general thoughts about my characters or what I want to happen. I write pretty much everything from research I have done into personality disorders to what colour hair… Continue reading A sneak peak into my writing journal.

Title possibilities

I think I may have finally thought up of a title for the short Novella that I am writing. I am usually really terrible with titles and for most of my poetry for instance, I just leave them out because I find it too hard to think of one that suits the essence of what… Continue reading Title possibilities

The Fall of Uriel: Part I Through an abyss of air and time and through a stagnant layer of souls, He drew down and down towards the world. Our world lay hidden under a cloud of universes. Behind a veil of dirtied cries and wails. Ahead through the glimmer of stars, He saw our earth… Continue reading

So I have written the first part of a 3 part poem series about a fallen angel. And I just wanted to put it out there that I used to phrase 'sharp sighted' to describe this particular Angel on purpose to echo some of Milton's original verse about this Angel in 'Paradise Lost', just wanted… Continue reading