My friend Ian set his expectations way too high for Garth Nix’s Clariel

Book Reviews, Book Thoughts, Talented Friends, teen book reviews, Writing Thoughts

  

My good friend Ian Harding read Clariel, which I’ve been really wanting to read for ages! He agreed to write a review for me – plus he’s an English teacher too so he knows what he’s talking about. Anyway, I still want to read this book, even if I’m lowering my expectations…

Thanks for the guest spot Anna.

I’ll begin by confessing that I’m a huge fan of Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom novels: Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen rank as some of my favourite reads of young adult fiction. So when I saw that Nix was bringing out a new novel focusing on the era before the Sabriel trilogy, I was excited to delve once again into the world of the Old Kingdom.

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I’m on the radio! Talking all about books and blogging…

Book Reviews, Book Thoughts, London, Talented Friends

  
My awesome friend Luchia interviewed me for her radio show This Fine Social Scene which airs on East London radio. It was such fun talking about books and blogs etc – though more nerve wracking listening back to it! She also interviews a great guy who runs a print shop doing real prints.

Awkward editing method (but it works): read out loud!

Talented Friends, Writing, Writing Thoughts

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I love editing other people’s writing, and don’t much like editing my own. I learned a lot about the process of it when I did a creative writing module at uni. We’d have to read out something we’d written, and the rest of the class would critique it. It was pretty scary! But this one tip is one of the best methods I use for editing whatever I am working on…

Writing with pals – stuff that helps me actually write stuff!

London, Talented Friends, Writing, Writing Thoughts

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So, I’m writing a novel. I’ve always always wanted to write, and have got tonnes of snippets, a load of half done things and a few finished pieces (you can read some of them here). But even though it’s what I’ve dreamed of my whole life – still sometimes it’s really hard to make myself do.