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The Three Morals of My Current Story

My current work in progress is a novel about five young artists at an art school (university) in England. They've all got their fair share of problems and at the school, they are able to confront these and finally better their lives. I wanted the theme of Identity to be at the centre of the… Continue reading The Three Morals of My Current Story

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Rethinking the Strong Female Character

It is great that nowadays we are seeing more female heroes in books, film, and TV. However, I don't think (and many agree) that the strong female character is actually doing what it's supposed to do. Let me explain. A strong female character is supposed to show young girls, and even women, that they can… Continue reading Rethinking the Strong Female Character

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What 4 Years Together Has Brought Us

Here's what 4 years with my partner has looked like... (Anniversary inspired post) Travelled to 5 countries together: South Africa, France, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands. Many road trips Both attending university, one of us finishing. He's owned two cars, and driven about 7! I've driven 2. Quad biking in Africa. Horse riding in Africa. Go-karting in… Continue reading What 4 Years Together Has Brought Us

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Fleshing Out Your Characters: Cheat Sheet

List of character traits: Funny guy Hopeless romantic Neurotic Clumsy Tired Genius Know-it-all Angry Jealous Sad Loner Hero Brave Sleepy Fool Orangiser Sporty Adventurer Reader Curious Helper Arrogant Leader List of character occupations: Baker Doctor Scientist Detective Policeman Firefighter Vet War hero Interior Designer Architect Criminal Entrepreneur Librarian Writer Journalist Game designer Athlete Fisherman Farmer… Continue reading Fleshing Out Your Characters: Cheat Sheet