Novel Writing Journey #5: 4 Ways To Stay Motivated

Fellow writers, the art of writing a novel is not easy. Maybe on occasion, like me, images of writing in a trendy hipster café, sipping quality coffee on a rainy day roamed through your mind before you started writing a novel. But let’s be honest. Sometimes it difficult to keep trudging through the mud when … More Novel Writing Journey #5: 4 Ways To Stay Motivated

Album Review: Emeli Sande, Long Live the Angels

Clad in black with a head full of blond hair that defies gravity and a killer voice: Emeli Sande, the Scottish singing gem, is back with her first album since 2012. Long Live the Angels doesn’t disappoint. From the airy quality of Selah to the general transcendent feel, Sande’s album is packed with raw and … More Album Review: Emeli Sande, Long Live the Angels

Album Review: Leon Bridges, Coming Home

Leon Brides’s album Coming Home (2015) oozes with the sound of 1950s and 60s American soul and gospel. Inspired by the likes of Sammy Cooke, Coming Home, with its rich vocals and rhythmic beats, is refreshingly classic and nostalgic. From songs like Lisa Sawyer to Shine, Bridges is bold and honest in his lyrics. He sings straight … More Album Review: Leon Bridges, Coming Home

Book Review: Here’s Looking At You by Mhairi McFarlane

It’s 1997 and Anna’s dream comes true when the oh- so-handsome and charming James asks to perform with her at a their secondary school Mock Rock show. Quite rightly, Anna is thrilled as any girl would be if their crush made such a gesture. If this were a Jane Austen novel she would have swooned! … More Book Review: Here’s Looking At You by Mhairi McFarlane