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Shannon

Hi.

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.

Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Pig Heart BoyAuthor:  Malorie BlackmanGenre: Children’s Lit, RealismPublished: June 1998Publisher: Young CorgiStar Rating: ★★★★ Introduction I finally managed to read something! A sign that teaching has finished and my coursework are slowly coming to an end. I think Berg is pleased, he’s been complaining in my ear, begging me to read more […]

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Christmas Party with Uni of Derby’s Creative Writers!

It’s nearly Christmas and my uni course breaks up next week. Every year they throw a Christmas party. We bring our own food and drinks to share amongst the other students and the lecturers but the Lecturers bring things too. Just probably not what you’d expect.  Christmas at […]

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Bearing Disability: Finding the Perfect Trusty Ol’ Kettle

Today I want to talk about kettles and finding the perfect kettle for you. With me being British, it shouldn’t be a surprise that I love a good cup of tea. That’ll be an English Breakfast with two spoonfuls of sugar and a dash of milk please. However, […]

University of Manchester —An Open Day

I am in my final year at the University of Derby and so have been looking at MA’s in Screenwriting. My lecturer recommended University of Manchester, saying that it had a good reputation for a new degree. I looked at other universities besides Derby and Manchester but didn’t […]

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Destroyed by Deception –S. McWilliams|Berg’s BookClub

Book Title: Destroyed by DeceptionAuthor: Stacy McWilliamsGenre: University romance, Psychological thrillerPublished: January 2017Star Rating: ★★ Introduction This is a difficult one to rate for me. It has good parts and bad parts that force me to choose between what I have learned as a creative writer and reading it as a reader. […]

Bearing Disability: Cerebral Palsy & Me

I have a congenital disability known as Cerebral Palsy. Congenital means I have had this disability from birth. My branch of Cerebral Palsy is Right-Hemiplegia, which translates to mean: right-side half-paralysed. I also get the occasional spasm which makes it Right-Hemiplegia Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Childhood As a child, […]

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Paws and Prose: 7 techniques to stop Writer’s Block

There is often a debate as to whether writer’s block actually exists. Personally, I think that the answer is yes. Writer’s block is when you have come to a point in your story, you know where you want it to lead to but you have no idea how […]

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