Problems with Writing Fantasy

One of the novels I’m working on currently is defined as low fantasy. This is my first time writing anything in the fantasy genre, so I’ve come across quite a few problems already. These aren’t unique to me, however, as they’re also problems I’ve seen in other fantasy novels and books. So today, I’ll beContinue reading “Problems with Writing Fantasy”

Inspiration from the Arts: A Cure for Artist/Writers Block

One of the key factors in any creative subject is finding inspiration. In a nutshell, inspiration is something that motivates you to draw, write, play music- whatever your medium is. It could give you specific ideas or just motivate you. Either way, it’s an important factor, and the days you lack inspiration can make itContinue reading “Inspiration from the Arts: A Cure for Artist/Writers Block”

Exploring Representation of Eating Disorders in Media

When I say eating disorders, your first thought is likely about anorexia, maybe bulimia. You likely imagine a young, white teenage girl as the sufferer. This is how eating disorders, or EDs, are represented in the media. In books, in films, in TV shows; which there’s hardly any of in the first place. Perhaps theContinue reading “Exploring Representation of Eating Disorders in Media”

How Mental Health can Influence Creative Work

I first became aware of mental health illnesses when I first started secondary school. During those years, I was suffering from social anxiety and depression, although for a long time I didn’t even realise they were real conditions. I also became aware that I was autistic while in secondary school, which helped me realise whyContinue reading “How Mental Health can Influence Creative Work”

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