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Getting to Know You: What’s the most important thing in life?

I originally chose this question because when I wrote it I had spent quite a few hours with my Granny, who was unfortunately in the process of passing away. This time around, I'm writing this after my other grandmother was buried, meaning all my grandparents have now passed. I was scared to go see my… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What’s the most important thing in life?

Book Reviews

Book Review: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them-but she's trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the… Continue reading Book Review: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

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Getting to Know You: What defines you?

I thought this would be a good question today. The inspiration was that I was teaching a lesson about motivational speaking. We watched a video of a TED talk, of a speech by Lizzie Velasquez, about just this topic. What defines me? I had to think hard about this, as I realised it’s something I… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What defines you?

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Book Review: Scythe by Neal Schusterman

In a perfect world, what is there left to fear? A chilling and thought-provoking sci-fi novel from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman. A dark, gripping and witty thriller in which the only thing humanity has control over is death. In a world where disease, war and crime have been eliminated, the only way… Continue reading Book Review: Scythe by Neal Schusterman

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Getting to Know You: What advice would you give to your younger writing self?

Keep writing. It’s as simple as that. When I was 13 or 14, I wrote every day, often late into the night. The freedom I felt was amazing. Words flowing from my pen, ideas hammered onto the page with no hesitation. Then I got a little older. Then I felt the Fear. Then I stopped.… Continue reading Getting to Know You: What advice would you give to your younger writing self?