Good Books

As today is the last day I’m going to be spending with my family before going back to University, I’m only going to write a short post today. I thought, as this is a post about literature, it might be a good idea to share with you some of my personal favourite pieces of writing.

I think my all time favourite book would have to be George Orwell’s 1984. This was the book that made me want to write professionally (or at least try to) and has given me a lot of inspiration over the years.

Other personal favourites include: The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini; Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett; and Death Of A Salesman by Arthur Miller. All of these texts have helped me on my way to where I am now, as a person, and as a writer.

Let me know what you think of my favourites, and your own literary inspiration by commenting…if you want. Thanks for reading.

Writer’s Block

When you get writer’s block,
It’s a bit of a shock,
You sit down to write,
And your mind goes all white.

It makes you wish
You hadn’t challenged yourself
To write every day,
Before you hit the hay.

It’ll help me in the end,
My heart it might rend,
But it’s worth it.

I’m going to write for a bit…

The New Book

In recent years the traditional book has been undergoing some changes, pretty huge ones if you ask me. Because of companies like Amazon, bits of paper have been replaced by bits of…well bits.

Some people think this is terrible, they think that this new modernisation will ruin literature. To be honest, I don’t know why. What could be better for the advance of literature than access to a complete library wherever you go?

Personally, I love being able to access any book, any time I want. Like the other day, my mum recommended a book, so I downloaded it; and it was good!

Essentially I just wanted to say it doesn’t matter how we read our literature, just as long as its still literature.

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Easter Challenge

Over Easter I am going to have a lot of free time, and I mean a lot. This is due to the fact that I’ve agreed to work in an ice cream van (parked outside B&Q) from Thursday to Monday this week; eight hour shifts each day…

Still, customers won’t be a constant, so I’ve decided to write two short pieces of creative writing on top of any other posts in my breaks. This means three pieces of writing on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday!

Make sure to let me know what you think of them.

The Promise of a Writer

I promise something I already do,

To every day, write something new,

To please you, and appease you,

With ink of sorrow, joy, and rage,

I will project my soul onto every page.

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I promise to empty myself,

To put a book upon your shelf,

If you’ll have it, fill yourself,

I hope you find my sorrow, joy, and rage,

I hope you sense my soul in every page.

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Change of Schedule

Just a quick note to say that I want to make my blog more focused on creative writing, so I have combined the literature and philosophy segments (as any philosophy I comment upon will probably have deep roots within literature). I have also taken out the Sunday polls in favour of an extra writing day; I don’t think many people would have voted so it wouldn’t have been worth it, however if you want to send me writing prompts for later weeks comment on this, or any other post and I will check them out. If I decide to use your prompts I will of course mention your name/blog in my post and give you some credit.  If you’re interested, the new schedule is in my ‘About’ page, I will be posting some poetry in about two minutes so keep an eye out for it.