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….Or National Novel Writing Month, whichever you prefer. It starts this Friday and I’m actually, finally, going to be taking part.

Every year for the past few years I kept saying ‘oh yeah, I’m going to do NaNoWriMo this year’ and then never actually got round to signing up. But this year I’ve actually done it and I’m eagerly anticipating 1 November. I made the decision a while ago (I would have told you sooner but I’ve been doing work experience at Celador Radio, which owns Jack FM and The Breeze) kind of on a whim.  Continue reading

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith


Well that was a brilliant book.

Yes, I admit I had not heard of this book before all the news coverage and the mystery that unfolded via the media, and yes I admit that I’ve not been particularly interested in crime novels. That was until JK Rowling fulfilled her dream of writing a crime book.

I think everyone knows what this book is supposed to be about, but I’ll just refresh your memory. It follows Cormoran Strike, a veteran soldier turned private detective who has fallen on hard times. His financial situation means that his business is on the brink of failure and with the recent split from his fiance his only refuge is a camp bed in his office. Then in comes Robin Ellacott, a bright, intuitive temp who’s been assigned to Strike’s office for a week. Thus starts a tentative friendship and a blossoming professional partnership. Continue reading

Yesterday I Met My Hero

Not many people get to say that. Not many people have the honour of being in their hero’s presence and not many people get to exchange words with them.

But let me start from the beginning.

As you know from my post yesterday and probably the news that J.K. Rowling had a new book come out and she celebrated it at the Southbank Centre in London with a hoard of 900 fans. She spent the day itself on a plane coming down from Edinburgh and watched Men in Black 3 with her Husband and eldest daughter.

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Merchant’s Tale: Fantasy Version

Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A while back I started to attempt turning the Merchant’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer into a fantasy. Well, I kind of forgot about (as you can tell from the lack of posts about it) I have however found the little bit that I did for college a few years ago that inspired my rather lack lustre attempt.

I thought it lost forever, but I cleared out the deep, dark recesses of my room and found it tucked away in some random little box beneath my bed. Anyway, I’ve put it below to see what you think. Continue reading

Third Year Is Terrifying.

So I headed back to uni today, just for an hour and a half long meeting. In which the year was outlined. To me it sounded a lot like misery and hard work. Continue reading


It can be a very hard thing to come across but also very easy. Continue reading

Create A story By Finishing This Sentence.

Today’s prompt for Post A Day 2011 is this:

Write a story by finishing this sentence. The story can be as long or short as you wish.

So I thought I’d give it a go (be kind I’m ill). The sentence is… Continue reading

Humour Is Kind Of Difficult!

One of my hobbies, aside from reading and complaining, is writing. Which explains the frequency with which I spam my blog with new posts. Continue reading