Celebrate Every Success

As a writer there are a lot rejections, disappointments and struggles. So when you have a win, it’s important to celebrate it. Appreciate every little success that comes your way, you deserve it.

This week my first newspaper article was published in the Tatura Guardian.

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It was really exciting to see may name in print, and on something I could hold with my own to hands (no, a tablet doesn’t count)! So much is printed online these days, so this was a unique experience for me and quite a thrill.

In the video I also spoke about my first published academic essay, ‘The Role of the Mother in Children’s Fantasy Fiction‘. I hope there’s many more to come. I really enjoy academic writing about literature. I like to fully immerse myself in a concept and explore a text from that specific angle. I this case I got to look at an old favourite (Harry Potter) from a completely new point of view and I noticed things I never had before. Through the reading and research process I also became aware of a fantasy sub genre known as ‘portal stories’ in which characters travel from one world to another. Classic examples of this are Alice in Wonderland and Narnia. A more contemporary example would be Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. This type of story is actually a favourite of mine and I didn’t even know it until I started writing this essay.

I hope you enjoyed the video above about celebrating your wins and that little insight into why I love academic writing.

Have a great day,

Sarah

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