They Don’t Really Care About Us

“I am the voice of the accused and the attacked. I am the voice of everyone. I am the skinhead, I am the Jew, I am the black man, I am the white man. I am not the one who was attacking. It is about the injustices to young people and how the system can wrongfully accuse them. I am angry and outraged that I could be so misinterpreted.” – Micheal Jackson

Words We’ve Nicked from Other Languages- 5

‘BOURGEOIS’ While today ‘bourgeois’ means a self-made, wealthy, middle-class person, in the old days it emerged from the French word ‘burgeis’, meaning ‘townsperson’. Karl Marx popularised the term, and there is a popular misconception he used the word to negatively label the upper classes- NOT SO! However, the myth persists. Even though Marx only ever…

Writing Through Depression

On days where I can’t get out of bed and don’t see any point to existence, it’s hard to write. What do you do? …The answer isn’t ‘just get over it’, however much you keep telling yourself that.

How to Write a Fight Scene

Fight scenes are the biggest risks you can take in your writing career. Movies, adverts, and other forms of visual media have trained us to see fight scenes as action, and therefore entertaining. This isn’t the case with 99% of fight scenes, because 99% of writers haven’t found this blog post. Consider yourself one lucky…

23 NaNoWriMo Survival Tips

Remember you aren’t alone; NaNoWriMo isn’t just a torture device- it’s a community of people who are here to help you; newbies and published writers alike.

Plans for November!

Hi everyone! I have news! Don’t worry, it’s not good/bad news. It’s just news. So, I’m doing NaNoWriMo, like a lot of people in this community. That means I don’t really have the time to do my usual four posts a week, on top of work and university. I’ll still be posting, just on Saturdays…