A Bookshop to get Lost in – Regent Furniture and Books, Wantage

Tie yourself to a good piece of rope. You'll need it to find your way back to the entrance when you wander too far into the deep recesses of this bookshop. I'll see you when I get out! Related reads A Tour of the British Library Around Wells Cathedral and the Chained Library Visiting Batemans… Continue reading A Bookshop to get Lost in – Regent Furniture and Books, Wantage

Harry Potter and The Divinity School

Oxford is jam-packed with history, beautiful buildings and of course, students. And a tour around the Bodleian Libraries is a great way to spend an hour or so. But if you don't have enough time to do the full tour, simply pay the princely sum of £2 and nosy around the Divinity School instead. And… Continue reading Harry Potter and The Divinity School

Discworld Imaginarium by Paul Kidby & Terry Pratchett

Discworld Imaginarium by Terry Pratchett and Paul Kidby

Paul Kidby is an illustrator, sculptor and artists who worked with Terry Pratchett for 13 years, designing the cover of his Discworld books and more. Many of the originals contained in this book are at the 'HisWorld' exhibition in Salisbury Museum. The "Discworld Imaginarium" is a collection of some of his Discworld paintings and drawings from… Continue reading Discworld Imaginarium by Paul Kidby & Terry Pratchett

New Years Resolution – Keep a Diary (the Easy Way)

Writers are meant to keep journals. At least, that's what I always believed. Unfortunately, I've never been very good at it. They always seem like great idea too. A way to write every day, a place to store things that happened which you might otherwise forget and a record to look back on in years… Continue reading New Years Resolution – Keep a Diary (the Easy Way)

4 Things I Learned Self-Publishing Two E-books in Two Years

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My New Year's Resolution was to write and publish a second book - and I did. I'll allow myself a little bit of pride in that (but not too much because I'm a writer and I'm British). I've now published two books in two years - so what did I learn? 1. Decide why you want… Continue reading 4 Things I Learned Self-Publishing Two E-books in Two Years

Learn about Writing from your Favourite Authors

Learn from your favourite authors

I try not to read my favourite authors as a "writer". Deconstructing creative works can often suck the life out of them (and equally make you appreciate them more, it's a fickle thing). But if you are a writer, you'll be a reader and you'll be learning whilst reading whether you intend to or not.… Continue reading Learn about Writing from your Favourite Authors

Exploring Kents Cavern, Devon

I love a good cave. Not in a hard-hat-gee-that's-a-tight-squeeze-caving kind of way, but anywhere with a decent cave tour gets my attention. Kents Cavern in Devon have a very good tour and literally layers of history to uncover. The caves have provided shelter to animals and humans for thousands of years. A human jawbone fragment… Continue reading Exploring Kents Cavern, Devon

Terry Pratchett: His World, Salisbury Museum, UK

Terry Pratchett moved to a village outside of Salisbury in 1993 and lived there until his death. The Terry Pratchett: HisWorld exhibition is all about his life and full of personal items. Given his worldwide fame, it's not surprising that people have come from around the globe to visit this exhibition about Sir Terry Pratchett's… Continue reading Terry Pratchett: His World, Salisbury Museum, UK