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**I strive to avoid spoilers in my reviews but sometimes they can slip in without me realising. Please be warned that if you read the full review there may be small spoilers for the book. Thank you**

Today’s review is for ‘Before the Devil Breaks You’ by Libba Bray! It’s the third book in her ‘Diviners’ Series. Sorry, I haven’t posted a review for book two, I never got around to writing it! But anyway, book three is a strong continuation of this series and it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. View Full Post

A brand new post about my novel journal! So in love with it. I add more and more to it every day and it’s been a helpful tool to have! I hope these posts inspire some of you to start journaling!

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Today I’m reviewing ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’ by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

For so long I’ve seen this book circulating on Tumblr and Goodreads, it’s so popular and well loved and I after reading it, I can really appreciate why!

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For the past two years, I’ve been studying Professional Writing and Editing at uni! I’m a writer. It’s in my blood, it’s my one talent and I wanted to allow myself the chance to grow this talent through studying.

Before taking on this course, I had been 100% self-taught. Everything I knew about writing, I had found out myself. Some of this information was wrong but it had served me well in my early days of writing! I think being self-taught is fantastic, you have full control of your style and ability and definitely can go far without ever going to university but that doesn’t mean university isn’t worth it! Of course, it isn’t for everyone, but there are pros to studying and that’s what we are going to discuss today.

I chose to start my studying with a cert IV and a Diploma at Melbourne Polytechnic. If you’re a Melbourne based writer who is interested in studying I would tell you to consider this course, it’s been so beneficial for me!

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Failure is shitty, let’s be real. But failure is also something we can learn from.

I did NaNoWriMo this year, or I said I was doing it. I didn’t write 50,000 words. Maybe 200, but definitely not 50,000. So what does this mean for me?

I’m not upset, I could have done better but I didn’t and I’m not going to guilt trip myself about it. Instead, I’m taking this experience and learning from it.

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