Little Sea Bear

Book Reviews, Survival Tips and More—By A Disabled Student Who Writes.

Workshopping: The Writer’s Toolbox

A workshop is gathering with other writers to talk about your latest creative piece – often, spotting the obvious errors. But it touches upon many of the creative writing processes. Editing, developing ideas and getting detailed feedback are just a few things that workshopping provides but like everything, it has disadvantages. The disadvantages. This includes: Groups, Bad Feedback and workload Groups (Nuetral) Working in groups is great, especially at my university […]

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Adapted Driving

I’m not sure how easy it is st start to learning to drive in other countries work if you’re disabled. But starting to drive in the UK is a nuisance, or it is if you have a disability before you start to drive anyway. Why? In the UK, you can apply for a licence when you are sixteen years old – it sounds great when you know your friends can’t […]

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Superheroes and love

This one is an odd one for me. I enjoy Batman, but I wouldn’t really say I’m a superhero fan. Most of my fandoms are things like Doctor Who, Lord of the Rings, Merlin … all things like that. However, just under a  year ago I had to make a magazine for my coursework with classmates. Our magazine was called Prism and it was aimed at teenagers and young adults. For […]

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Duvet, Pegs and One Hand

I’ve not hidden that I have cerebral palsy. As you can probably imagine, it does bring challenges to my life. They are usually around tasks that are typically done with two hands. So I have to be very creative to be independence. Most of my creativity takes place in the kitchen as you may have seen last week when I cooked a roast dinner one-handed, this week I am going to […]

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Creative Stories

As some of you know, I study Creative Writing at the University of Derby and I’m in my final year. Yay! I still don’t know if my degree will say Creative Writing, which was the name of the course when I signed up, or Creative and Professional Writing, which was the course name in my second year. It’s been a great experience, and I love my course and my lectures. […]

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Boys Don’t Cry | Berg’s Book Club

As usual with Malorie Blackman, this book deals with issues that people face on a daily basis due to society. In this case, the story focuses on two teenagers, Dante and Adam. Dante is awaiting his university results when his ex-girlfriend, Melanie pays a visit – with her is an infant. Melanie states that she needs to go to the shops and will be back soon. Already, Malorie has turned […]

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Roast Dinner One-hand challenge

Originally I was going to make my bed one-handed but the video didn’t go well, it’ll be filmed one day. So I decided to show you how to cook a roast one-handed instead. My friend, Lizzie, suggested setting a challenge to see if anyone else can cook a roast one-handed. Feel free to accept this challenge. Just to make this fun, if you fail the challenge, you have to nominate five […]

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Coach Chaos

On Wednesday, I went to university to run my workshops. A workshop is a writer’s tool to improve your piece. I was getting ready to have a lunch break when my phone rings. I miss it because I’m in the library, but the person leaves a voicemail. They inform me that my car has been hit by a coach. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Unfortunately, it happened because my university […]

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