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Christmas Angst

Christmas Angst

I am not good at Christmas. I am not good at Christmas because it always catches me off-guard, and before I know it, it’s the 23rd of December and I haven’t yet done any shopping for presents. I am not good at it because surprises make me anxious, and so does not having presents for those who got one for me, and so does unfamiliar food. I am not good at it because every year something seems to go wrong…

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Is Writing Therapy Or Escape?

Is Writing Therapy Or Escape?

On the first of May, 2012, I wrote the following in my journal: There’s something therapeutic about this writing your thoughts and all that. It helps, getting them down on paper. It’s not a good idea to read them back, mind, not if you’re still feeling emotionally compromised by the situation, but later you’ll be able to. Putting things into words makes them easier to bear. Because it means you’ve beaten them. If they’re words on paper, they’re just like…

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Is Poetry For Old People?

Is Poetry For Old People?

I’m a young writer. Well, up to a point. I’m young (17) and I write (novels being just one facet of that, this blog being another). Quite often, these two aspects of my existence are lumped together, and not in a good way. A ‘young writer’ means a ‘new writer’ or an ‘inexperienced writer’ or a ‘practising writer’ or even a ‘bad writer’. Never mind that people of any age can be a ‘new’ writer (and what counts as new?…

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The Next Big Thing (Blog Hop)

The Next Big Thing (Blog Hop)

I was tagged for a thing! And because I said I’d try and post a bit more and I haven’t yet started writing for today, so I’m not distracted, I’ll fill it in now. What is your working title of your book (or story)? Forget My Wings, though I’m not sure I’ll keep the title. I’m also working on a short story called Status: Offline but that’s another post :) Where did the idea come from for the book? I took some…

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A Thousand Lives Without Leaving Yours*

A Thousand Lives Without Leaving Yours*

Fellow writers, know this: you will never get to experience all of the things your characters experience. And if you’re anything like me, you’re probably thinking thank goodness for that, since, you know, I write tragedies. But there is one major problem here. If you have no idea what it’s like to be in their situation, how are you meant to write about it? This is something I’ve thought about for a while because many people’s reason for discounting teenage writers is that…

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