This post is written for Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The first Wednesday of every month we post our advice, encouragement, and insecurities while revelling in the madness that is writing. For information on how to get involved click the link above. February 6th Question: ‘Besides writing, what other creative outlets do you … More #IWSG: Other Creative Outlets
A This post is for Alex Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group. (For details on what that means and how to join, please follow the link). The first Wednesday of every month we all post our thoughts, fears, or words of encouragement for fellow writers, and celebrate, rather than commiserate, the neuroticism of the writing life. … More #IWSG: Favourite/Least Favourite Questions People Ask About Your Writing
As the year in which I gained my MA in English Literature, 2018 has been a literary triumph! My Dissertation: ‘Sympathy for the Devil: The Conflicts and Humanity of Literary Villains in Paradise Lost, Frankenstein, and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll Mr and Hyde’ even won the Kenneth Allot Prize (which, after a process … More A Year In Books: 2018 Review
On December 26th the latest addition to 221B Baker Street’s legacy drops in cinemas, courtesy of Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, and director Etan Cohen. But before anyone gets too excited, let’s take a sobering look at the trailer. Promoted as: ‘A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and … More The Adventure of the Failing Film Industry
So, on Wednesday (as a ‘Happy Valentines’ to all Voltron fans?) DreamWorks released this tantalizing trailer. Season 5 is set to hit our streaming screens on March 2nd, and I could not be more excited. So, with the holidays coming early this year, let’s see what they’ve offered us to get started: To be fair, … More Trailer Speculation: Voltron Season 5!
In what is fast becoming signature style, Season 4 Voltron opened with a seismic rift that ratcheted the current storyline up into ever-increasing stakes. Featuring a Keith-centric episode, the opening to the much anticipated instalment explored the real breakdown of Team Voltron through its acting-leader’s torn loyalties. Swearing it his personal mission at the end of Season … More The Abdication of Keith Kogane
Possibly the only way you could be unaware of this anime is if you’ve been living under a rock since October 2016. (Fair play to anyone who has, and have you got room for an extra lodger?). As much as I never chose to watch this show, I was undeniably aware of it; I even … More [Review] Yuuri On Ice!!
As usual, I’m late to the party, but early enough that it’s still in full swing. Yes, I’m talking about Voltron: Legendary Defender, a Netflix reboot of the ’84 series, and the latest offering from the producers of Avatar The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra. If even those credentials don’t assure you you’re in … More Voltron: Legendary Defender
As part of my undergraduate degree, I studied a module called ‘Representing Madness,’ which examined the portrayal of mental illness in modern and 20th Century Literature. Apart from being an inspiring and insightful module in its own right, it also opened my eyes to some phenomenal works, which captured the extremes of human pain and resilience … More Eight Great Stories/Novels About Mental Illness
The most frequent piece of advice given to new writers is: ‘write what you know.’ This is not bad advice by any scope of the imagination – the self is our constant point of reference through which we connect with and understand the world around us – yet sticking only to what we formally know can be severely limiting, especially in a form … More Writer’s Truths: Research