What it's like growing up in Barnsley

Growing up is tough; you've got high school, friends and puberty to deal with and sometimes it can just be too much. I know, I've been there, but I had it a lot tougher than most as I grew up in Barnsley...

Creative Writing - Character

This week we focused on character and how to develop well rounded characters in our future writings. We had 10 minutes to write about our character and what they would have in their bedroom, making sure to add in some surprising belongings to spice up our writing a little.

Creative Writing - Famous First Line

I've always been interested in creative writing and writing in general. As a child I had a notebook that I would write all my wacky story ideas in, most of them were very blatant rip-offs of famous books I was reading at the time but I loved to write. Fast forward a few years and I had the opportunity to pick a creative writing module at university so I jumped at the chance to improve on my writing and develop my style.


As you may well have noticed, I have been absent on this blog for a while now. I could make up an excuse, or I could be brutally honest - which is what I am going to do.