Should Unconventional Forms of Storytelling Be Considered As Proper Works of Fiction?

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The use of "unconventional" here is loose. After all, storytelling forms have always existed in a variety of forms. From the age of cavemen and drawings on the walls to newspaper columns, print books and electronic ones... the list is varied and goes on. What is decided to be unconventional would be what society or… Continue reading Should Unconventional Forms of Storytelling Be Considered As Proper Works of Fiction?

Entangled By Margaret Rogerson’s Spellbinding Sorcery of Thorns

There was a time when it was common to see the enchanting covers of An Enchantment of Ravens and Sorcery of Thorns (beautifully illustrated by Charlie Bowater) all over social media. I believe Sorcery of Thorns was a popular read a while back along with An Enchantment of Ravens, which are by author Margaret Rogerson.… Continue reading Entangled By Margaret Rogerson’s Spellbinding Sorcery of Thorns

Recommendations & Recent Things #7

It's time for another Recommendations & Recent Things where I skim through the "recent things" section! Truth be told, I am wondering why I even put "recent things" in the title when I came up with this when I don't actually share what the "recent things" are, though I suppose if you shut one eye,… Continue reading Recommendations & Recent Things #7

3 Incredible Writing Resources + A Free Notion Template

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Writing is an interesting process. If we were to break it down into oversimplified steps, it would look like this: 1) We normally begin with an idea or with planning, and 2) We then proceed to the action, to the actual writing. "But it's not that simple!" you and the voice in my head may… Continue reading 3 Incredible Writing Resources + A Free Notion Template

Fiction or Nonfiction: The Right Way to Go

This used to be a huge question that plagued me some time ago. It's a no-brainer, isn't it? You pick what you want to read and off you go on your reading adventure. Growing up, there was always an emphasis on the sciences and mathematics. Logic and facts were more favoured over imagination and creativity.… Continue reading Fiction or Nonfiction: The Right Way to Go

Practising Mindfulness in a World Full of Bustle

Mindfulness is something some small part of my mind used to associate with Instagram influencers with their photos of warm tea in delicate teacups, of the slice of a crescent moon in a clear night sky, all seen through filters that enhance the photos even more than they already were. It's difficult to imagine mindfulness… Continue reading Practising Mindfulness in a World Full of Bustle

The First Post of the Year is Always the One With Uncertain Goals

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The first post of the year is always one that leaves me wondering: what should I do? While there's room for a review or thoughts on certain topics, an update may seem more apt. It is a new year after all, things are bound to change. By now, you must've seen this coming. Yes, this… Continue reading The First Post of the Year is Always the One With Uncertain Goals

To Wrap Up A Year: The Books That Made It A Little Better

Many things have happened this year, and it has generally been chaotic, the news feeds providing no rest within events that are large enough to swallow us whole and yet maintain their black hole-like appetite for more and more. This year, I found out of The StoryGraph after seeing it floating around online. The stats… Continue reading To Wrap Up A Year: The Books That Made It A Little Better

Recording Nature and Keeping Memories Pressed Between Pages

A year or so ago, I found out about nature journalling. The idea appealed to me greatly - the idea that we could keep a journal with snippets of memories, emotion and information that was illustrated and would result in a beautiful archive of stories. It is a nice idea, but a daunting one. The… Continue reading Recording Nature and Keeping Memories Pressed Between Pages

Blooming Flowers, Blooming Seasons

Roses symbolise love and sexuality. Lotuses symbolise purity. Carnations symbolise mothers’ love and has been a symbol of revolution, especially red carnations.  I picked up Blooming Flowers by Kasia Boddy some time ago. Flowers, as we know, have different significance and meanings. This book seeks to explore the meanings behind selected flowers. With the large… Continue reading Blooming Flowers, Blooming Seasons