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Saturday, 31 May 2014

I've (Finally) Got Flickr!

After being told by multiple people I should get a Flickr account, I've finally stopped putting it off and made one!

I enjoy photography, despite not knowing much about it, so I'll be posting all my favourite photos up on Flickr now. And yes, they're mostly close-up shots of flowers...

You can see all the photos I've uploaded here.

Do you use Flickr? Let me know in the comments below!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

18 Reasons to Date a Writer (Especially If You're One Yourself!)

Recently, the lovely Melissa wrote a post on her blog about reasons not to date a writer, especially if you’re one yourself.

While a lot of the things on her list are true - I’m definitely guilty of numbers 2, 6 and the last two - there’s got to be some benefits, right?

So seeing as both my boyfriend and I are writers, I thought I’d make another list of all the good things about dating a writer.
  • You’re both super creative.
  • There’s always someone willing to read your work and offer comments that are actually helpful.
  • You get an editor/proof-reader for free.
  • You’re guaranteed to be just as weird as each other.
  • You can say you’re a murderer (because you kill your characters) without being taken literally.
  • No need to explain your career choices.
  • You can make stupid writing related jokes.
  • You probably have a similar sense of humour so it’s easy to make each other laugh.
  • You have a lot of shared interests.
  • You (mostly) get each other’s references.
  • You have a wide range of interests.
  • You’re likely to quote random facts because you do a lot of research for your writing.
  • You don’t normally have to correct each other’s spelling and grammar (except when he still can’t spell ‘definitely’ right!)
  • You tend to be quite meticulous because you pay attention to detail and plan everything out way in advance.
  • You might keep weird hours because you’re writing, but you won’t be alone.
  • You won’t find it strange when they drop everything to write down a new idea.
  • You won’t be the only one dissecting the writing of that book, film, TV show, Facebook status...
  • And you also won’t be the only one thinking you could have done a better job of writing it!
Are you a writer? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!