Books to give you Nightmares

I love reading most genres from sci-fi and fantasy to chick lit and non-fiction. However, there is one genre that I have to indulge in with caution. Reading horror, such as Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft always makes me a nervous wreck but I can’t resist the spine tingling books. At the moment, I’m readingContinue reading “Books to give you Nightmares”

The Natural Sleep Remedy

  I have recently started reading before bed, instead of watching TV or scrolling through the internet on my tablet. I started the New Year with a string of disrupted night’s sleep with fleeting nightmares that woke me up every few hours. I knew that this was triggered by watching too many late night filmsContinue reading “The Natural Sleep Remedy”

The Next Generation of Writers

I remember learning to write by copying the story of ‘The Little Matchstick Girl’ word for word into my notebook. I didn’t know what each letter meant or even how they all fit together; they were just scribbles I laboriously traced over. All I can remember is that I desperately wanted to capture the taleContinue reading “The Next Generation of Writers”

The Urge to Write

Sometimes the urge to write is so strong I feel distracted and unfocused until I write something down… It doesn’t have to be profound, or even any good, but I always feel calmer once I have written down any tangled thoughts. Worries or anxieties that are pacing around in my head seem much more harmlessContinue reading “The Urge to Write”

Sense of Community

I have always thought writing to be a lonely career. I envisioned great writers to be social pariahs, shunning social events for their craft.  I imagined them scribbling away all hours of the day and night at desks in dusty rooms filled with books. But while this may be the case for some, many famousContinue reading “Sense of Community”