A Writer’s Belief

When you sit down down to write, knowing where to start can be the biggest hurdle. Sitting at my dining table wearing my writing hat, am I really worthy of the cap? That’s pretty much how I feel, when with notepad and pen in hand, I attempt to write something coherent and, let’s be honest, […]

My Day at the National Writers’ Conference

Yesterday, I attended the National Writers’ Conference in the Bramall Music Building at the University of Birmingham held by Writing West Midlands. Having never been to a literary event before, I was somewhat apprehensive and wasn’t sure what to expect. At the registration desk, I had to choose which talks I would like to attend. […]

Which tool?

I’m asking for some advice and hopeful one of you out in the blogosphere can help. Can anyone recommend a good writing software, preferably free, such as Scrivener etc?  It’s mainly for short story writing. Thank you in advance 😀

Tess of the D’urbervilles is concerned not with the modern city, but with life in the country. In what ways could the text be regarded as a ‘Modern Novel’, in spite of its rural setting?

The 19th Century was rich in women writers and characters. They introduced a woman’s perspective in literary writing which had never seen before. They also showed the role of women struggling in the face of social conflict, an imbalance of class prejudices followed by some sort of redemption. However, in Tess of the D’Urbervilles, written […]

A Critical Review of Three Wordsworth Poems

The Romantics believed in making everything beautiful. Everyday themes such as nature, death, poverty and childhood were taken very carefully into consideration and with a simple language were made for the everyman. They also had an appreciation of everything around them and wanted to beautify what they saw and put a sheen on everyday things. […]

You say you want a Resolution!!!

  A New Year. A time for resolutions perhaps. Or maybe a return to things already started but left idle, whilst time passed unnoticed. I started this blog in the summer of 2011, with the view that I would post as often as I could. My last post was September, (aaargh!)! I can’t believe it! […]

Shall I go for it..?

  When I started this blog, it was a way of writing every day, (well nearly every day) and doing something for me. I enjoy writing the blog, although I sometimes get stuck for ideas. But it has made me realise that I need to do something else with my life. I am a mum, […]

Should I? Could I? Dare I?

Last year, I went through a period of wanting to change something in my life. I wanted to do something just for me. After a few weeks of wondering what this dilemma would bring, I stumbled upon the Open University website and hey presto, a light bulb switched on over my head. I could do […]

I Made It!

Made what you may ask? Well let me tell you. I have being blogging every day now for a whole week! Perhaps, anybody reading this may think that it isn’t a very long time. And yes, it is just a miniscule drop in the blogging ocean but I am very proud that I have got here. […]