Hello all and welcome to the wrap-up for the week ending 16/3/18!
As you would have seen on Thursday, there are some very exciting things happening on here soon. I am so thrilled with how TaleInferno has progressed since the redesign at the beginning on the year. Although these changes will be gradual (we're looking at during this year and next year), it will be worth the wait... I hope! The first big change will be the new video content that I will be producing. Yes, that means you're going to see my face a little bit more, so I hope that's okay! I'll be aiming to make these wrap-ups as well as the updates as short videos accompanied with the text below. Then, I would progress to other parts of this website, such as blog posts that would be better as videos rather that text posts. Don't worry, not everything will be transitioned into video form! All in all, there is a LOT changing and I can't wait to get into it.
Other changes include a widened scope on the kinds of storytelling mediums there are. So far, TaleInferno has focussed primarily on reviewing books while dabbling in other kinds of storytelling, such as journalism and linguistics. As this year progresses, I will start to look at other formats, such as film, TV, music and video games. This won't happen overnight. However, it's definitely something to look forward too, especially if you're more interested in those other mediums. This is a website to inspire all storytellers out there, may that be through books, film, TV, video games and so on. Everyone has their own way and it's time to ignite or reignite it!
And that's it for now. Let's get into this wrap-up!
Calling Major Tom by David M. Barnett was reviewed on Wednesday. A unique story that proves that no matter what happens in your life, you can still make it better. You can read it here!
Tuesday saw a post all about the role of an editor. It's the second instalment in my '101' series, which focuses on the range of responsibilities an editor has and how that is spread across a number of roles. Check it out here!
Thursday was an exciting day. Not only did I unveil the new logo for the website (one that I am very proud of!) but I announced some exciting news about the new kinds of content that I'll be putting up in due time. The video content will start being produced first, which will probably start in two or three weeks time. We'll see how the next couple of weeks pan out first! If you want to know more, read it here!
Tomorrow, when the War Began by John Marsden.
I only have like... 10 pages left, so before I go to sleep tonight I'll get it done. The nostalgia I've been feeling when reading this is intense and I can't wait to review it for all of you!
The Dead of the 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 didn't expect the first book to take as long as it has. However, I foresee the rest of the books not taking as long! I can't wait to reread all of them!
Achievements of the week
So, that assignment I wanted to complete... that's going to be done tomorrow, I think! I had planned on using my time at uni on Wednesday to smash it out. Unfortunately, I got a bit stuck and focussed my attention on some other things (ie this website). I'll keep you all posted on whether I actually get it done tomorrow!
Wednesday afternoon was also meant to be my gym time. Did I go? NO. Why? My only excuse is that I was very tired and struggled to keep my eyes open, so I thought it was best not to be around heavy objects!
Next week will be different. I can feel it in my bones!
Quotation of the week
'Here we are, don't turn away now. We are the warriors that built this town.'
--Warriors by Imagine Dragons
And that's it for this week. I'll be spending a lot of time this weekend focussing on uni work while also organising TaleInferno to support video content for the new updates and wrap-ups coming soon!
What are your plans this weekend?
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.