Jacqueline Wilson is known, and sometimes criticised, for writing books about children in hardship. Her book, Lola Rose is no different. It touches upon the violence and unexpected situations that some young children have to deal with on a daily basis and the fear, behaviour issues and confusion that this can cause children. Jayni and Kenny are no different, confused and hurt by her dad and lost by her mother’s ill fortune, Jayni and Kenny don’t know what to do.
Originally posted on Morgan Hazelwood: Writer In Progress:
I’ve heard myths of writers who produce amazing works from within a vacuum. Writing can be very solitary work. You, the keyboard, and the depths of your imagination. It’s easy to feel like you’re locked away from the world (or perhaps escaping from the world) while you craft the story you want to tell. It doesn’t have to be that way. In…
As many of my followers know, I have right hemiplegia—a type of Cerebral Palsy that affects my right limbs. When many tasks in the world are made for the average two-handed individual, you really have to get creative when you have a disability and can only use one hand as a result. This ranges from how you have your hair, how you dress and how you prepare and cook food. […]
Today, I’ll be discussing my experience living with halls and my excitement with my new halls. And it is exciting. I moved into halls on Saturday and I have a good feeling about this year. It doesn’t feel like my other two halls, where I have had a few bad experiences. It feels like a proper flat (apartment), I mean it actually has a washing machine! And I will be with a friend. All good things.
Originally posted on Keeper of Pages:
I’m sure Beth @ Bibliobeth has a talent for picking out amazing books for us to read together! Sleeping Giants was our August buddy read, and we both loved it, and I think it’s so fitting that one of the main characters in this sci-fi novel is a scientist, and I got to read this novel with a scientist, thanks Beth! Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out…
Building characters is one of the hardest steps of writing a story. Without a character in mind, you cannot tell a story and so it is an important step but what makes a good character? What makes the reader care about the tiny life you put onto a page? This post will discuss the sympathy, motivation and understanding of a character that needs to take place for the character to be strong and well-rounded.
Are you, or someone you know, learning to drive for the first time but have a disability? This post discusses the issues with getting a provisional licence if you are a first-time driver, tells you a way to get out of the loop of “you need a licence to be assessed and you need an assessment for a licence.” It also describes what you can expect at the assessment centre and where to go from there.
It’s a daunting and scary task. Most students will only be 17, so for many, it will be the first time choosing something this big. I’m not going to lie. It is best if you start this in your first year of college or sixth form. This gives you the chance to go on open days before you apply to a university but I also know that not everyone has […]
Little Sea Bear has just had it’s first birthday a little under 2 weeks ago. Over that time, the site has grown and developed along with me. It has now been nominated to participate in the chain blogging exercise known as The Sunshine Blogger Award. The Sunshine Blogger Award is a chain that goes around blogging sites and participants nominate people to take part; people who they believe are creative, positive […]
Cogheart is a children’s steampunk novel by Peter Bunzl. It follows the adventures of Lily Hartman and her friend Robert, the clockmaker’s son as they flee from danger and search for answers about Lily’s father’s disappearance. It’s a light read, probably perfect for a child around the age of ten as it has a lot of universal issues, such as death, that are dealt with in a way that a ten-year-old…