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Monday, 9 December 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Review (Warning: Spoilers)

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers related to both the book and film versions of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Read at your peril.

“Exciting, Exhilarating, Extraordinary.”

Like an eager Buttercup waiting for his dinner, I couldn’t count the minutes fast enough until the second book of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games was emblazoned on to the silver screen. The violence is bloodier. The danger is deadlier. The stakes are much, much higher.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Entering Competitions

I spent the last summer being rejected/ignored by every job I applied for (about 40 jobs or so?). It got pretty demoralizing so I decided to not bother any more.

I tidied up my desk, stuck up inspiring pictures, articles, people and some of my art to make it as creatively energizing as possible. After I hid the chocolate from myself (sadly, it did not make the world better), I became a full-time writer, if only for a month and a half before going to uni.

(I like bright colours, guys)

I've been entering writing competitions since I was 9, but took a break for A-Levels. This was the first time I wasn't entering competitions with the school, so I wasn't sure what was out there. Solution? I typed "writing competitions UK 2013" into Google and got pages and pages of good competitions. There were a few regularly updated websites that just kept a big list/database of competitions, so here're my favourites: