So I have just finished writing Chapter Eight of my story, a week ahead of schedule. I'm so happy (and relieved) especially as, at the time of writing, I wasn't entirely sure where I was going with it. In writing this chapter I've opened up a new strand to the story, an unexpected one which … Continue reading Ahead of Schedule!
Well first of all, I still have a lot of work to do for my Masters Degree. I've just handed in my final academic piece, a Critical Commentary. From tomorrow I will start writing Chapters 6-8 of my story. I know I have mentioned it before but my final creative piece (15,000 words) is due … Continue reading What Will Be Next …
I'm onto the final stretch of my course now. The ending is coming ever closer ... 30th September. I'm just about to hand in another assignment. After this I have two smaller assignments and then the BIGGY of 15,000 words. There is still lots of work to be done but I feel I know Maddie … Continue reading The Final Stretch!
Last week we were invited to look at an Excursion Chapter for two weeks. I chose Script last year and really enjoyed it (added to the fact that it would compliment my Drama background), however, this year I decided to challenge myself. I have always shied away from Poetry because sometimes I find it hard … Continue reading Pleasantly Surprised!
Today marks the first day I have said out loud to someone that "I am a Writer" and I want to share my experience with you. I hope you don't mind! I went to the opticians today with trepidation because, ultimately, I know my eyesight has deteriorated with age. I'm not gonna lie to you, … Continue reading I am a Writer!
My New Mini Library! For my final post of the year I want to share my new mini library with you. I finally have a home for all my books. For years they have been either stored in plastic boxes in our loft or scattered here and there about the house. It may not be … Continue reading Books, Books & More Books … and Thank You!
So I have just handed in my first assignment which means I have now finished Block 1 of my study year (there are 6 altogether). My first assignment is my first chapter. Fingers and toes crossed for a good mark! I am still undecided whether this will be a novella or a novel, time will … Continue reading An Update!
I'm pleased to report I have already made a start on the course materials for the new academic year. They went live on the 8th September, thankfully. For any new readers of my blog I am doing a Masters degree in Creative Writing. I have also made a start on my first assignment which will … Continue reading A Head Start!
Year two (the final year) of my Masters degree is starting in a few weeks, the study material has now gone live on the OU website and there is much to do ... reading and writing activities, gathering ideas for assignments and thinking aplenty about my final dissertation piece. With this in mind I may … Continue reading Forgive me if I go quiet for a little while
Romantic City Life I'd been looking for some form of Art for our newly decorated kitchen/diner for some time and wasn’t one hundred percent sure of what I wanted. What I did know was that I wanted something with a bit of colour, not too garish ... something more ... complimentary. I came across these … Continue reading Dining Room Art … and Richard Macneil!