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Naturally Orla

Poet – Treehugger – Activist – Writes Stories About Witches

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Internalising Writing Advice – Portraits & Dreams

There are lots of things that make the transition between writing sometimes and being a quote-unquote "writer" but at least some of them are psychological. For years you consume "Top 10 Tips on Plotting Your Novel" and listen to TEDTalks... Continue Reading →

Of Mice and Men: Banned Books #3

"A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and run deep and green. The water is warm too, for it has slipped twinkling over the yellow sand in the sunlight before reaching... Continue Reading →

1984: Banned Books Review #2

"It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen." 1984 by George Orwell: 7/10 "...the clocks were striking thirteen." I love this opening line. It at once is completely of our world and completely not.... Continue Reading →

Fahrenheit 451: Banned Books Review #1

"To everything there is a season. Yes. A time to break down, and a time to build up. Yes. A time to keep silence and a time to speak.  Yes, all that. But what else?" Fahrenheit 451 by Rad Bradbury... Continue Reading →

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