The Confessions of a Writer Tag

Michelle at Sidereal Day tagged me for a new tag: The Confessions of a Writer Tag! I always feel like I’m the last blogger on earth to get round to doing tags, so it’s lovely to be in on the ground floor for once. Thank you, Michelle 🙂


The Confessions of a Writer Tag was created by Nicolette at A Little Bookish, A Little Writerly. It is a ‘get-to-know’ the writer interview tag, dedicated to spotlighting the creative process, works in progress, and connecting to other writers.

Rules of the Tag:

  • Please link back to A Little Bookish, A Little Writerly’s post, so that the original rules are always accessible to anyone who is curious and wants to participate!
  • Acknowledge the person who tagged you in your post.
  • Tag your friends and fellow writers – it’s up to you how many!

The Questions:

  1. When did you first start writing? Was being a writer something you always aspired to be?
    I recently found lots of short stories I had to write for English classes in high school. A couple of them were ok! I’ve always enjoyed writing but never aspired to write as a full-time job until recently.
  2. What genre do you write?
    My finished novel and novel in progress are both contemporary romances. Think more Pride and Prejudice than Mills and Boon though! My short stories all seem to be sci-fi/fantasy/magic realism. All the more unusual and fun stuff that doesn’t make it into the novels 🙂

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More Happy Than Not Tag

More Happy Than Not Tag Image

Thank you to Amy over at Curiouser and Curiouser for tagging me to do the ‘More Happy Than Not Tag’. This is the tag that has been on my “to do” list the longest. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long – better late than never!

What’s This Tag About?

The I Am More Happy Than Not Tag was created by Shelumiel @ Bookish and Awesome but originally made in response to the “What makes you #MoreHappyThanNot?” question inspired by Adam Silvera’s debut More Happy Than Not. It gives you the chance to highlight ways you find happiness.

Rules for the tag: (1) answer the question “What makes you more happy than not?”, (2) link back to the person who tagged you, and (3) have FUN.

I like to think, in general, I’m quite a happy person. So to stop myself from rambling on, I’ve limited myself to 6 examples of when I’m more happy than not 🙂

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Pastry Book Tag

I was tagged for the Pastry Book Tag by three lovely bloggers: Erika, Simon and Ashley. Thank you for the nominations and sorry it’s taken me so long to do this 😦 To compensate in some way for my tardiness, please visit their fantastic blogs!

The Pastry Book Tag was originally created by Writing on a Vintage Typewriter.

Here’s goes…

1. Croissant: Name a popular book or series that everyone (including you) loves.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger Award badge

Thank you to Yvo at It’s All About Books for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I really like the badge and I hope it will cheer up what is turning out to be a very grey, wet and un-summery day…

The rules:

  • Thank the people/person who nominated you.
  • Write a post featuring the award button and answering the questions from your nominator(s). They will have nominated the same number of people as questions they answered (in this case, Yvo sent me 11 questions and nominated 11 bloggers).
  • Nominate the same number of bloggers the person who nominated you did and come up with the same number of new questions (so I should make up 11 new questions and nominate 11 bloggers… you’ll see I cheat a bit here).
  • Let your nominees know you’ve nominated them.

My answer’s to Yvo’s questions:

1. What is your favorite read so far this year?

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Allergic to ‘e’ challenge/tag

Nearly two weeks ago (this has taken me SO long to do. The shame!), Louise at Pinkpearbear nominated me to do the “Allergic to ‘e’ challenge”. Basically this involves having to write a paragraph without using the letter ‘e’. No mean feat as it’s the most frequently occurring letter in English.

Scott Pilgrim hard work

The rules:

  • Link to the person who nominated you and thank them.
  • Write a paragraph without using the letter ‘E’.
  • Nominate 5 other bloggers.

In the end I wrote two different pieces in response to this challenge. The first is a short paragraph about my morning today. The second is a very short story.

Wait! There’s more. Click for my attempts to write without using the letter ‘e’!

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 3

A final thank you to Ashley at Dear World for tagging me to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge/Book Tag!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

 Quote 3: from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Some (spoiler-free) context: in the last book in the HP series, Harry has been having a slightly unusual conversation with Dumbledore, who says this:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows quote

This is one of the lines from the Harry Potter series which has stuck with me.


  1. Love and Other Bookish Things
  2. Nola at Bookfuls
  3. Abby at The Bookish Barrister

If you’ve already been tagged, please ignore me and link me to your posts so I can check them out!

Happy reading! 🙂

 Claire Huston / Art and Soul

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award image

Thank you to Lia over at BookLand for nominating me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers award a couple of weeks ago. Sorry it’s taken me so long to accept the nomination and I hope you’re enjoying your holiday! 🙂

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