Hello all and welcome to the update for the week beginning 12/11/18!
I'm still not sold that we're actually in November, so much in fact I wrote that as NOvember by accident! We've got a couple of months until we end the year and enter into the shiny unknown of 2019, and I cannot tell you how excited I am for it. So much is happening and I've got my arms wide open to embrace the change. I've also got some pretty cool content coming this week and a tonne planned for the small amount of time we have left for this year, so hold onto your hats cause we're in for quite the journey!
Anyway, let's get cracking into this update before I get too carried away!
Writing Wednesdays will be starting this week! It's going to go through a trial period and will probably change week by week until I figure out the best way to approach it. However, I hope you're excited to join me in sitting down and doing some writing with me every Wednesday (if the internet permits, of course!). So, keep an eye out for it as we begin this new journey!
I'm still working on some of the other stuff I mentioned last week but I'm close to having everything done, so you'll just have to wait and see what's coming!
Now that we've finished the Tomorrow series, it's time to jump into something completely different! This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald is going to have its day in the sun, so I hope you're excited to learn about what this classic is all about!
Since you're all now knowledgeable on the em and en rules, it's time to learn about the full stop! 'What is a... full stop?' will be coming out this week, so get ready to learn a little bit more about this popular punctuation mark.
Vlog Friday will see me tell you guys all about what ecocriticism is. It's a really fascinating literary theory that we see in action quite a bit these days in a whole bunch of creative work, so keep your eyes open for that!
And, to do this in a not very linear list, we'll be starting our Writing Wednesdays this week. I wonder what day it'll land on?
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
If you saw on Instagram, I finished Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult. It was a beautifully written story that had me hooked from the beginning. I won't say any more since I don't want to spoil the review, but I'm sure you can guess it'll be pretty positive!
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Rider by Tim Krabbe
I Can’t Stop Jacking Off by Mr Socially Awkward
The Legends of Eve: A Warriors Past by Anonymous
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
With reviews coming out each week now, we'll get through this list in no time. Don't worry though because I'll be reading a lot more than I have been able to recently, so there will always be books to review!
As mentioned last week, we'll be changing up our blogs and vlogs after this week. Firstly on the blog front, I'm going to start writing about different reasons why I love storytelling. I know you all know why I love storytelling but there are some specific things that really make it so enjoyable and I want to highlight these to help you ignite the story within yourselves!
For vlogs, we'll still be continuing on with the 'Let's talk about...' series. However, we'll be talking about specific writing techniques. This includes symbolism, metaphors, unreliable narrators and more! Understanding literary theories can help create a story but the poetics can really make or break it. We're going to keep learning and I hope I can keep you entertained while doing so!
Books to read
I'll be doing my little announcement of the next books I'll be reading very soon, so watch this space!
And that's it this week. Remember to ignite the story and I'll see you again soon!
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.