“It takes you that long to write a book?”

A question clearly giving away that someone has never written or finished a book in their entire life. Writer whether aspiring or otherwise go through a series of people who love pretending they know what it means to be a writer. Less than pleasant but well-intentioned is usually the nicest way to describe them but this post is not to completely bash this collection of people. Instead I wanted to touch on the three points usually involved in the writing process.

These are obviously based on my experiences and every writer will vary on their process but what you see in print or in online book stories has a gruelling journey that no one sees. Hopefully with a few words on this post, people (especially non-writers) can understand why it takes someone that long to write a book.

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What you need to know about fan-fictions (before you judge them)

Fan-fictions may be an unconventional way to begin this new blogging scheme but I find that people jump onto the negative bandwagon far too quickly when it comes to this topic. While my experiences in both original and fan-made fiction are not as vast as some others, I do see this lack of diverse knowledge behind what fan-fictions are to people and why it is still a fairly popular medium in entertainment.

WHAT ARE FAN-FICTIONS?

If you do not already know, fan-fictions are transformative creative pieces either inspired by or contain characters from a TV show, movie or book. Fan-fictions also involve fictional characterisations inspired by celebrities mostly by their name and physical features depending on the genre or universe.

WHY DO PEOPLE WRITE FAN-FICTIONS?

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Announcement: Site Changes 2020

Hello everyone!

As you have already noticed, this website has been quiet in the past several months. The reason for this is that I am going through a bit of a change of passions lately especially since my university graduation is nearing. There are certain aspects of my life I want to switch around so I know I am doing something I love rather than feeling obligated.

Therefore I will converting this blog! The main posts will consist of topics related to writing and reading fiction (both original and fan works) along with some sprinkles of music themed posts. I love makeup but it is definitely becoming more of a personal interest rather than something I want to pursue in my career.

Hopefully you understand this change. Life is so unpredictable and you never know where it is going to lead you but one thing I know is that this decision makes me the happiest. I really enjoyed creating makeup related posts but I am also looking forward to opening this chapter.

Thank you for reading!

– Ashley.

Book Rec: Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Most of you have probably have already heard of this book before since it’s not only a bestseller but the movie is quite popular as well. I’ve never gotten the chance to appreciate the book because I watched the movie first but when I did, no book has ever hooked me so much.

So for my first book recommendation (if you haven’t read it already) is definitely Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. More information on the book and my personal thoughts are below!

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University Tips for First Years

So you got yourself accepted into university (which congratulations by the way!) and unless you have an older brother/sister to give you the rundown on what it’s like, it may be a little…confusing. University life is a whole new world of different beliefs, ideas and set of rules that honestly high school will never be able to teach or carry out (unless they actually try but that’s for another generation). After going through my first year of university, I’ve decided to compile a list of things that I learnt and that would be useful for you once you start this new point in your life. Let’s get started!

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Benefits of Travelling

Travelling can sound like a stress trigger in itself when you think about all the planning and organising to do. But it can be an important tool for people to refresh their mind a little. Seeing the same house, sitting at the same table and eating the same food can get redundant at times which can put a damper on your mood as well.

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