Quotes About the Meaning of Life

Quotes About the Meaning of Life

What is the meaning of life? It’s something I often think about, but never get much closer to answering. In truth, I don’t think there is one objective meaning for everyone, but that you make your own meaning. You might feel your purpose in life is to help others, to create great works of art or literature, to make discoveries, to raise a wonderful family, to lead others, to teach people, to protect the environment or simply to be the best version of you that you can be. I don’t know why we’re here or what the point of it […]


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Posted 30th October 2010 in: Causes & Beliefs. Tagged: ,

Keeper of My Dreams Poem

Keeper of My Dreams Poem

You are the keeper of my dreams You are the guardian of my soul When I am hurt and torn to pieces You’re the only one to make me whole. You are the keeper of my dreams I know they’re safe there in your hands When I feel that everyone’s against me You’re the only one who understands. You are the keeper of my dreams I’ll never lose my faith in you When I lose my way and I am frightened You’re the one who’ll always see me through. You are the keeper of my dreams I feel protected when […]


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Posted 30th October 2010 in: Creative Writing. Tagged: ,

Waxwork Poem

Waxwork Poem

I used to know a girl With a picture-perfect face, But somehow in each photo Her smile was out of place. There was something not quite right About the way she froze- Like a wooden mannequin In a mindless pose. She had a little work done, Nothing very drastic, But still her facial features Looked like they were plastic. A real life Barbie doll, I wonder what she felt? If she showed emotion Her waxwork face would melt. Her hair and her make up Always looked pristine, Like they were painted onto A china figurine. I think that if she […]


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Posted 30th October 2010 in: Creative Writing. Tagged: ,

Androgynous Poem

Androgynous Poem

I miss my blonde crop and my dungarees, My baseball cap and grazed knees, When I wore whatever I could find And if I got messy I didn’t mind. When my body was a vehicle for my soul And I thought and moved as one whole And I leapt and danced and played with ease, Building dens and climbing trees. And then the alien curves invaded And I felt like my body was being paraded And everyone seemed to be staring at me I wanted to hide my indecency. I started to notice my own reflection, I started to worry […]


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Posted 30th October 2010 in: Creative Writing. Tagged: ,

Favourite Quotes by Lewis Carroll

Favourite Quotes by Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll is one of my favourite authors of all time. Here I’ve compiled a selection of my favourite quotes for your enjoyment 🙂   “Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.” “Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.” “Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.” “I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then.” “One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.” “She generally […]


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Posted 30th October 2010 in: BOOKS. Tagged: , , ,

When is a Hole Not a Hole?

When is a Hole Not a Hole?

I’ve decided that the story is not just about the literal dark, underground bunker they are living in, but other kinds of holes. I started to do a mind map of all the different meanings and association of the word ‘hole’, and here’s what I came up with: Falling down the rabbit hole-curiosity leading one to investigate something and finding oneself in an unfamiliar situation. This is very fitting as I already imagined my heroine, Isla, to be a lot like Alice in Wonderland. Being a square peg in a round hole-some of my characters are misfits, they don’t seem […]


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Posted 27th October 2010 in: Creative Writing. Tagged:

Character Planning for NaNoWriMo 2010

Character Planning for NaNoWriMo 2010

I’ve been doing a lot of planning for NaNoWriMo over the past week, and have put together some basic character sketches. Here they are: Millicent Taylor (Millie)-middle aged housewife and mother who gave up all her dream of becoming an actress for the sake of her family. She is maternal and caring, but life has passed her by. She plays a maternal role in the group-sorting out the food, bedding etc. and trying to keep the place clean. She also knows a bit of first aid. Her motivation for entering was to do something for herself for a change, something […]


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Posted 25th October 2010 in: Creative Writing. Tagged:

The Hole Within: NaNoWriMo 2010

The Hole Within: NaNoWriMo 2010

November is nearly upon us, and you know what that means? NanoWrimo! If you’re not familiar with NanoWrimo, it stands for National Novel Writing Month, and you can find out more about it here. Now, I did create a profile last year, and I had a vague idea of a story which I started and got a few thousand words into, but I was supposed to be studying at the time so it petered into nothing. This year I’ve just finished my final philosophy exam (hooray! Just waiting for my degree result now!) so in theory I have more time […]


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Posted 16th October 2010 in: Creative Writing. Tagged: