Hello all and welcome to the update for the week beginning 5/3/18!
Over the weekend, I attended the Adelaide Writers’ Week. It is so inspiring to hear people talk about their passions, especially when it aligns with your own. It provided an insight into the world I aspire to be a part of. There is also something special about hearing authors read from their own works. You get to hear how the writer pictures the scene and how they want it to be read. The authenticity is unmistakable, and I can’t wait to tell you more in a blog post later this week!
I know I go on and on about my plans about this website and it’s probably exhausting to read. However, there is some pretty cool stuff on its way (or at least I think it’s cool!). With some changes in my life, you will see content provided to you in a range of different ways because stories aren’t limited to books… Now, that’s a hint! That will be further in the future but I’ll keep you all up-to-date when it is all set-in motion. So, for now content will be provided to you in the same way with as much consistency as possible.
Anyway, let’s get into this update!
We’re looking at a review for Sulari Gentil’s Crossing the Lines on Wednesday. This book was unique, so this should be an interesting review!
After attending the Adelaide Writers’ Week on Sunday, I will be putting up a blog post about my experience there. I listened to two panels, both providing very interesting insight into the minds of different writers as they spoke about their books. I’m very excited about sharing this with you, so keep an eye out for that on Tuesday.
On Thursday, I will finally post the third instalment in my Genre series. It will cover crime and its intricacies. This pairs nicely with all the crime fiction I have been reading and recently reviewing (and I do plan on reading and reviewing a lot more in future!).
Keep an eye out for any other extra posts as well. Whenever something of interest pops up at university that I think any writers, readers or storytellers would find interesting, I’ll write something about it like I did last year with a few topics covered in linguistics! Yes, that means there might be more than one post on some days. How exciting is that?
I finished Finding Nevo by Nevo Zisin this afternoon, so I will soon start reading Tomorrow, when the War Began by John Marsden.
The Dead of Night
The Third Day, the Frost
Darkness, Be My Friend
Burning for Revenge
The Night is for Hunting
The Other Side of Dawn
All of the above are written by John Marsden and are part of the Tomorrow series. I’m very excited about getting into this series as I read it once in primary school. I don’t remember much other than the fact I really enjoyed it, so it should be interesting how it goes.
After this series, I will be reading a book recommended by someone. All will be revealed in the future!
Achievements for the week
Since I started Uni last week, my main achievement for this week is to successfully get through it without any mishaps! I’m feeling confident in getting everything done. However, life is unpredictable.
Also, with my new strategy regarding content production, I hope to find some time to go to the gym this week because I have been failing in that department. To ensure I do some form of exercise this week, I have got a Plan B if I don’t get time to travel to the gym. If you follow my personal Instagram account, you’ll be kept updated on this!
And that’s it for this week. I know it probably sounds ominous writing about the new kinds of content that is planned, especially when I occasionally don’t post as planned. However, I want to be able to provide a range of content to all of you to ensure you are all igniting your stories in a way that connects with you.
TaleInferno is here to be a home for readers, writers and storytellers. It aims to inspire you and ignite the story, may it be the one within you or the one in a book, movie, TV show or video game. So, if you have want to see content in a particular way or have any suggestions, please let me know and I’ll see what I can do! Also, don’t forget you can request books to be read and reviewed, and I will add them to the list!
I hope you all have wonderful weeks and I hope to see you here again!
Charlotte is a reading and writing lover who has completed a creative writing intensive course at the University of Oxford and is a current university student studying a double degree in journalism and creative writing. If you are curious to learn more, check out the 'About' page.