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Journal – 7th May 2018, On Mental Health

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Dear Journal – On Mental Health It will not be a secret to those who know me well that I struggle with mental health, particularly with bouts of depression and periods of time where I find myself lost in a mire of self-doubt and worthlessness. During these periods it is as though a heavy fog […]

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Journal – 13th January 2018

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Dear Journal, It’s a beautiful summer’s day. I’m supposed to go dancing, for a ballet or a lyrical class, but instead, I’m sitting inside with the blinds drawn. My guts are churning and I feel stressed, anxious and paralyzed by fear. I woke up with the following plan: 1. Relaxing breakfast. 2. Read the next […]

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Searching for a New Approach to Writing a Novel

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Searching for a New Approach to Writing a Novel: Ideas and Lessons Learned from Story Genius Madness is often defined as doing the same thing again and again but expecting different results. Why should I approach writing the same way again? Is it a lack of persistent effort that has prevented me from finding success […]