Save the Cat! No, not a real one. Save the Cat is a book for aspiring screenwriters, with useful information. I mean it has to be useful or it doesn’t fill its purpose really, does it? For my independent project in Creative Writing, I have chosen to write a 60 page TV show or 90-page screenplay. So over the summer, I bought half a dozen or so books based on […]
As an aspiring screenwriter and an undergraduate student in Creative and Professional Writing, I am part of some creative writing groups. One of them is connected to my university and one of the members were looking for tips on portfolios, blogs and websites. After a conversation, she suggested I make a post about the three kinds of sites we talked about. Portfolio, Website and Blog. Portfolio When someone says they have […]
Carrying weight has always been a problem for me. I have to consider it all the time when I’m shopping. Most people don’t think about popping to the shops and filling a bag with groceries, but often, I struggle to carry a bag of groceries that contain the bare necessities: milk, bread, a tin or two and cooking sauces – so when I have to make a big trip to the […]
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 your cupboard. You get it out, you twist the lid and…. the lid doesn’t move. You try again and again and again. You just can’t get that lid off and the more you try, your palms sweat. You pass it to someone else and they open it.
I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition award—which is a blogging chain that encourages you to post about why you started your blog and provide two pieces of advice to new bloggers. I think this is good because I know that I have strayed from the reason I created this blog and remembering how it began might help me get back on track. It might also help new bloggers…
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.
I’m in my third year at the University of Derby, but many people have just settled into their first week here. For me, it has been the most wonderful experience – although I did hit issues along this three-year journey, I had the support of my family, my lecturers and my friends. Derby does a special event every year for new students called Get Ahead. It is an event where students […]
The Longest Whale Song is another Children’s Book by author, Jaqueline Wilson. It follows the story of a young girl, Ella, as her mother is taken into hospital after giving birth to her little brother. It is an emotionally gripping story that deals with unexpected illness in a way children can understand and is such a relief after my experience with Midnight. I feel that Wilson’s usual story progression is seen….
My dad and I visited new York in April 2017, we went to many attractions and venues, we went to many attractions and venues, including the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock, all with the help from the New York Pass.We went on cruises, some of which came with the appeal of food and took an educational trip to Ellis Island—which was just insightful. Then there were the museums, the evolution of humans in The Natural History but we still had time for Central Park.
Freshers. The first two weeks of university life where everyone is a stranger. In an unfamiliar setting. All searching for their place. Many, if not most, hit the bar. They get themselves drunk. Plastered so much that when they go to the induction the next day, their head is spinning and they have no memory what happened the night before or in induction. To lots of students, this is their perfect idea of fun!