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Shannon

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Now you might be thinking why bother read my blog? But my blog covers a range of topics. I have Cerebral Palsy, am a book nerd, a writer and a student and so this is what my blog covers. Not only that, the disability side of my blog highlights that my disability doesn't mke me who I am, it is just a part of me.

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Paws & Prose: Powers of an editing stick— Writer’s Tool 

Is it a drumstick? A chopstick? Wand? Nope, it’s an editing stick. Ok… it’s a chopstick really, but who says that something has only one purpose? Maybe, for example, a useful writer’s tool to help edit! Everyone always tells you to proofread your work, right? But you still […]

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Save the Cat by Blake Snyder| Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Save the CatAuthor: Blake Snyder Book Series: Save the CatBook No.: Book 1Genre: Non-fiction, How to guidePublished: November 2016Publisher: Michael wiese productionsStar Rating: ★★★★ Introduction Save the Cat! No, not a real one. Save the Cat is a book for aspiring screenwriters on how to write a screenplay. I mean it has to be useful or it doesn’t fulfil its purpose really, does […]

Creating a Site: What You Need To Know!

Thinking of creating your own site? Maybe you are like me, a writer who wants to share your thoughts, not only on writing but on other things too—current affairs, films, travel. Or maybe you want to get people to a venue you hire on a regular basis. Maybe […]

Bearing Disability: Shifting Weight with disability

Carrying weight has always been a problem for me. I have to consider it all the time when I’m shopping. Even moving a bunch of things to the next room can be an issue. I have to be strategic. Creative. Shopping Most people don’t think about popping to the […]

Bearing Disability: One Hand vs Jar vs Jar Openers

Everyone has had that one jar or bottle that cannot be opened by hand, whether you are disabled or not. You know the situation. You fancied that Bolognese sauce that you have stuffed in a jar, or that nice Balti Curry, in a jar, at the back of […]

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Daughter, Disappeared By F. MacBain | Berg’s Book Club

As the title of this book suggests, this is a story about the disappearance of the main character’s daughter. Daughter Disappeared by Fiona MacBain is a multi-narrative, young Adult psychological thriller that explores the potential dangers of family secrets and the consequences of lying. However, it also touches upon some controversial subjects and has a lot of coincidences while also showing potential in the author’s future work.

Get Ahead at Uni — Disabled Students Programme

Get Ahead is a university programme to help disabled students settle in and learn about their campus. When I originally wrote this Get Ahead post, I was in my third year at the University of Derby. Many people had just settled into their first week here. For me, […]

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