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Monday, 13 January 2020

Slightly Belated 2019-in-Review Post

Before it gets completely too late to do so, I thought I should try to sum up how 2019 went for me in terms of writing stuff.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

30 Tiny Stories in 30 Days

In June I successfully completed the Like The Prose challenge from the lovely folks at The Literal Challenge. The idea is to write 30 short stories in 30 days - one complete new piece of prose every day for a month.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Writing About Writing

So, that 2015 relaunch went as planned, huh? Let's try this again...!

Last weekend I attended the Northern Short Story Festival in Leeds. It was a bit of a last minute decision (just two weeks before the event) but, it turns out, an excellent one! I've come away all inspired and motivated, and feeling the need to network and achieve things with my writing, or at least attempt to (hence: blogging). Long may this feeling last!

Friday, 21 August 2015

“I Don’t Like Fighting” (or, How I Ended Up Playing With Swords)


So here’s the thing: I’m not a fighter. I have never been a fighter. I didn’t get in fights as a child (except for the occasional spat with my brother, but that hardly counts), and I never had any interest in doing martial arts.
 
I was a reasonably active child and teenager, but the activities I took up were non-combative (and often, I suppose, those that would be considered more ‘girly’).

Monday, 17 August 2015

Obligatory Intro Post


In theory I’ve had this blog since 2012. In practice I’ve basically never used it, so I’ve decided it’s time for a bit of a relaunch (also I’ve written pretty much nothing this year, and blogging might kick start that bit of my brain… maybe?).
 
So here we are.

I’m not really sure quite what this will turn out to be. Most likely a collection of random posts about my various interests and hobbies, which include but are not necessarily limited to:
  • HEMA (historical European martial arts)
  • LARP (live action role play)
  • Writing
  • Crafting (mainly sewing plus other bits and pieces)
  • Running
I have a fairly severe issue with procrastination, so any activity that doesn’t involve regular stuff to attend or externally imposed deadlines is likely to be pretty sporadic, and therefore blog posts on particular topics may well come in fits and spurts as my brain engages and focuses on something for a while and then wanders off to something else (or just resorts to sitting in front of the TV). You never know, this might actually help me be a bit more consistent with some things (…who am I kidding!).

I haven’t blogged regularly since my LiveJournal days (and to be honest ‘regular’ is something of a misnomer for the level of LJ activity I managed). I’d love to say I’d like to post once a week, but I know myself better than that! If I manage one or two a month I’ll be happy.

Anyway, let’s get on to some actual content…