This Writing Wednesday I thought I'd link you up to this fantastic website. There are all of these words appearing on the internet describing strange emotions. I didn't realise that these words were written by one man until I found this Ted talk where he discusses his site "The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows". The author, John Koenig… Continue reading Writing Wednesday: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
We're at a critical point in time. It's becoming increasingly clear that as women we will have to fight for freedom, equality and our autonomy. That's why Margaret Atwood's gripping story of female subdigation and societal exclusion is having a definitive resurgence. The story is about a woman named Offred. When a new regime comes… Continue reading Review: The Handmaiden’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
Write as much as you can, as often as you can and carry a notebook. This is creative writing 101. If you want to be a better writer, you have to practice your craft. You also have to be ready to document the intricate movements of human life. A snippet of conversation, a curious sign… Continue reading Opinion: The Humble Pen and Paper, a Solution for Mental Health?
I feel heartbroken today on the 11th of September. It's not a heartbreak that belongs to me. It's one for the families of those who died and for the survivors and rescuers who witnessed the horror. I was reading an article earlier that talked about explaining to children what happened when the Twin Towers collapsed. I hadn't given thought to the… Continue reading Opinion: Understanding Terrorism Through Literature
Summer is over! Put down that ice cream! Put on your wooly jumper! With the start of September the floodgates of anxiety burst forth for thousands of teachers all over the world. Did the students perform well? Is there anything more they could have done? Will they return to a mountain of letters from… Continue reading Opinion: Are Our Schools Inspiring Young Readers?
Real books are having something of a resurgence with sales climbing while e-reader profits dwindle. There's plenty of speculation as to why. Subscription services have taken a chunk of profit from e-books? People are downloading less commercial books instead of expensive digital releases? The novelty has worn off? Whatever the business sense, I think the… Continue reading News: Books are back!