The Elements of Dystopian Fiction

I’ve been a fan of dystopian novels ever since I read The Handmaid’s Tale as a teenager. That was over twenty years ago. Back then, reading dystopian meant picking up the old classics like 1984 and Brave New World. But in recent times, books like The Hunger Games have sparked …

My 2018 Reading Challenge

This post should really be titled, “Books I intend to prioritise reading in 2018 but probably won’t get through more than half of, if I’m lucky.” But that’s not a very catchy title! As I was making this list, more and more things I wanted to read kept catching my …

Reading Challenge 2017 Results!

At the beginning of the year, I made some reading challenges for 2017. I had a general challenge of 80 Goodreads books, and a specific list of 38 books that I wanted to read. During the year, I decided that 80 books was going to be too easy so I …

2017 Goals – How Did I Do?

At the beginning of 2017, I set myself some goals for the year. They were a little wishy-washy: writing is more of a hobby than a job for me so I like to aim to achieve things but without too much pressure. Otherwise it takes the fun out of it. …

Resource: 54 Stock Photo Websites

When you are a blogger or writer, you may find you need pictures or photographs to include in your work. You should always ensure you are entitled to use the images you choose. Don’t randomly select pictures from Google images, because chances are the image is under copyright. Generally, images …

What is Young Adult Fantasy? 

What is Young Adult Fantasy? Young Adult (YA) Fantasy is a subset of fantasy fiction aimed at a teenage audience. Fantasy is a wide genre and includes stories about made-up worlds, mythical creatures, and magic. Not all these elements have to be present to make a book fantasy, but a …