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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Getting to Know You: What keeps you going when things are tough?

There are lots of things that keep me going – and lots of people who keep me going. Today, I’m going to focus on something that’s been happening recently, which has been giving me unending encouragement. Feathers. Yes, feathers. I’m not a hugely religous or superstitious person, and I don’t believe in a lot of […]

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Getting to Know You: What period of your life do you wrote about most often?

I find I draw a lot of inspiration from my teenage and just-into-twenties age. I went through a very tough time with my mental health from around the age of fourteen, and I was also the victim of a non-contact sexual assault at 15. My whole psyche kind of…fell apart. It took me a very […]

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