Writing About Animals Can Be Good for your Mental Health
Writing about pets, animals and wildlife can help lift you out of a low mood into a better state of mind. I’ve been doing it for years!
Memoirs of a School Boy During the Second World War
In 1939 when the Second World War began, Alan Edwards was six years old, living with his parents and brother on a farm near Oswestry in Shropshire, England. It was an exciting time for the young lad. As wartime activities escalated, he saw German bomber planes pass close to his home on their way to attack the Liverpool docks — a strategically important location in the British war effort.
Are You Guilty Of These Common Writing Mistakes?
I’ve been reading a lot of self-published books recently, and I’ve come across some fabulous gems, some absolute horrors, and some in between.
Two Mental Health Memoirs That Will Make You Think
Drowning by Andy Palmer Brilliantly written, Andy Palmer’s ‘Drowning’ is an insightful memoir, offering a revealing perpective into the life of an addict. It takes you on a journey, from Andy’s childhood relationships and misdemeanours, through to his struggles with addiction as a young adult. He gets into drugs and alcohol, abusing both, as well as stealing, rebellion and dishonesty.
Hedgehogs and Heroes at a British Wildlife Hospital
“No sick or injured wild creature is ever turned away” boasts the literature alongside a photograph of a bird with its leg in plaster. Over two-hundred thousand wild animals have Tiggywinkles to thank for helping their recovery and returning them to the wild. Hedgehogs, badgers, rabbits, deer, wild birds and even snakes and toads have been treated at the facility.
How Fast is Your Metabolism?
Most people think of metabolism simply as a factor that influences your ability to gain or lose weight, but it’s more complicated than that!
BBC Garden Restoration with Rebellious Newts and Rabbits
Avebury in Wilshire, England, is best known for its huge Stone Circle, the biggest in Europe, predating Stonehenge. It’s a magnet for tourists and spiritual pilgrims. People visit from far and wide to see this magical place of mystery and enchantment.
Writing Book Reviews is Hard
I’ve started reading and reviewing a lot of independently published books, to try and support struggling authors, and help them on their journey. But I have to admit, I’m finding writing reviews hard. I can quite understand why some people decide not to leave reviews, or simply to leave a rating. Trying to give balanced feedback and explain why a book didn’t get a higher rating can be difficult — especially when you know the author on social media and don’t want to hurt their feelings.