Category: Shannon

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: Me & Cerebral Palsy

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 […]

Diablo Book Cover. Banner reads Berg's Book Club. Berg sits on the horse.

Diablo by Fallacious Rose | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: DiabloAuthor: Fallacious RoseGenre: Children’s LitPublished: October 2017Star Rating: ★★★★ Introduction I hope you love horses just as much as my friend’s daughter because this week I am reviewing a children’s book featuring a horse. The book review of Diablo was requested by its Australian author, Fallacious Rose. It is a children’s […]

Bearing Disability: Birmingham PHAB Camps

What is Birmingham PHAB Camps? Birmingham PHAB Camps is a charity that means a lot to me and I’ll never forget it. When I was sixteen, I was going through a difficult time and my school suggested that I took a week holiday over the summer with this […]

A piece of work that has been through a writer's workshop

Paws and Prose: A Workshop for Writers

What is a workshop A workshop for writers (or a writer’s workshop) is a place where you gather and share your work with other writers. A place to talk about your latest creative piece – often, spotting the obvious errors. But it touches upon many of the creative […]

The Selection by Keira Cass | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: The SelectionAuthor: Keira CassSeries Name: The SelectionBook No.: Book 1 Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Romance, DystopianPublished: October 2017Publisher: HarperTeenStar Rating: ★★ Introduction Welcome to Berg’s Book Club. As you learned last week from my The Book of Dust review, Berg is my little Daemon. He is a soft, kind soul that hates washing machines and is cheeky to me. He likes […]

A group of superheroes: Feature image of Superheroes and Love

Paws & Prose: Superheroes and Love—A Short Story

This post is an odd one for me, it’s a short story of mine. I enjoy Batman, but I wouldn’t really say I’m a superhero fan. Instead, most of my fandoms are things like Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Merlin … all things like that. However, just […]

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