When I first started writing, I loved the idea of inventing something entirely new from a medium as old as time. I thought of myself as an artist and a visionary, and on my more melodramatic days, I still do. But, more often than not, I consider myself more of a ‘word juggler’ than an original writer. This is why…
This month marks a momentous milestone for me. I will officially be hitting ‘self-publish’ on my neverending writing project. Making the decision wasn’t easy, though, here’s what gave me that final push.
Grand plans of spending two weeks exploring South Korea quickly became spending two weeks entirely in Seoul… for all the right reasons.
After three weeks in Taiwan, I can confirm that I love it. I found even the simplest of activities thrilling here, so beware (as the title of this blog forewarns) my tips are as simple as can be!
It’s the morning of November 30th and I’m feeling both frantic and completely unenthused.
We spent three weeks in Japan and I’ve only just got round to writing about it as I’m still making sense of it all…
So, we finally made it across the whole of Russia by the Trans-Siberian Rail! If it wasn’t clear already, its now clearer than ever that Russia is indeed huge. It’s taken us 21 days, 5 stops, 6,175 train miles (9937km) and 160 train hours, but we made it!
For any aspiring writers (or successful ones, for that matter), head over to Writing Strange because:
a) The talented and hilarious Jack Roe has put together a handful of great articles on writing.
b) There’s brilliant fiction to read on there too.
c) Today, I have been lucky enough to be featured!
Moving forwards, to make sure that this isn’t just a blog full of me blathering about my own work and to provide a wider perspective on the weird and wonderful world of writing I will be pestering various literary types into answering some questions for the delight and betterment of all.
First up; Isabelle Sudron, a young lady that I met at University who, in an apparent contravention of the laws of physics, has a smile bigger than her whole head. Please take the time to check out her undeniably snazzy website HERE or indeed HERE before reading our hard-hitting expose on the life of an aspiring children’s author.
Writing Strange Give us a little background on yourself. What was the moment it clicked that you’re a writer and what are your ambitions moving forwards?
Isabelle Sudron I’ve always written stories and poems but I never really…
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Today is my last day in Vietnam! I’ll be leaving hectic Hanoi and heading back to the homeland. Somehow, a casual ‘let’s go on an extended holiday in Asia’ turned into ‘let’s go live in Vietnam and get a job and apartment and motorbike and friends and many other much more long-term stuff…’ I genuinely don’t know how it happened, but I’m glad it did.
Before I came to Vietnam, the only thing I really knew about the country was that it was in Asia and there were lots of films about the war there. Not really a well-rounded view of things… I had some ideas about what it would be like, many of which were wrong. So, for other people that don’t have a clue about the place, maybe I can clear up a couple of silly ideas of my own before you have them too.