Tag: Looking for Alaska

My top ten books

My top ten books

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a good start to 2017. Still kept those New Year Resolutions? I received lots of books for Christmas (I’m very easy to buy for. Books, stationary, anything along those lines) and it occurred to me that, apart from briefly mentioning a few titles in my FAQ tab, I’ve …

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Word count and end of the first draft

Word count and end of the first draft

It’s time to answer the lifelong question… is bigger better? The longest book I could find is called In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust and is 1,267,069 words/3,031 pages/9,609,000 characters. I think the longest book I’ve read is Lord of the Rings The Complete Series which is 455125 words (or there about). I …

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Censorship and Banning Books

Censorship and Banning Books

Recently the ALA (American Literacy Association) released a list of the top ten most frequently challenged books in American schools and libraries. By challenged I mean books that a member of the public has asked to be removed. Here is the list and the reasons behind the complaints…

I finished my Creative Writing Degree with a 2:1.

I finished my Creative Writing Degree with a 2:1.

Great news everyone. I’ve finished my Creative Writing course (BA Hons) with a 2:1. In September of 2012 I started my Creative Writing Course at London South Bank University. In my sixth form I was the only self-proclaimed writer, now I was amongst a group of likeminded individuals. You can image my feelings on my …

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