Sometimes, it can be very difficult to succeed in poetry, when everything is public and open to criticism. With its growing popularity, the industry is becoming more and more saturated with work. Instagram is full of it and so finding the right recipe of engagement, marketing and quality of work while staying true to your … Continue reading The Moon – K.Tolnoe | A Book Review
There are some blogs that I write that come like a swift thought. Others take months to fester inside me until I can find the words to give the subject justice. This one is one of those. It's about people-pleasing. It's about painful situations and more than anything, it's about staying true and hopeful in … Continue reading The Moment I Stopped Trying To Be Someone I Wasn’t.
After finishing Dream A Little Dream (2015), I noted that reading Giovanna Fletcher's writing was like having a chat with an old friend. This is still true and, perhaps, has evolved in the tone and narrative in Some Kind of Wonderful (2017). When we begin to read a book, we want to be able to … Continue reading Some Kind of Wonderful – Giovanna Fletcher| A Book Review
There isn't, and most likely never will be, a straightforward answer to the question "How do I stop myself from falling apart?". One of the reasons for that is that, and I'm sorry about this, you shouldn't. That sounds contradictory to the purpose of this post, and possibly a little defeatist but fighting against falling … Continue reading How To Be Productive When You Feel Broken
Yesterday I experienced two quite life defining things for me: 1. I watched La La Land. 2. I intentionally went to the cinema to watch it alone. Now I'm left inspired, dreams reignited, life reinvigorated. Disclaimer: this post isn't, as such, soley a review of La La Land yet it may also include some sort-of-but-not-really spoilers and … Continue reading “To The Fools Who Dream”
So here's a subject that's come up in my life a lot and one I will always gladly have discussions with friends about. If you're like me, then the only relationship you've been in was a primary school romance that ended when I moved town. Like all 5 year old children end a relationship, it … Continue reading Why You Should Stop Letting People Tell You That You NEED A Partner
As I write this post I am sat in my pyjamas, fully refreshed from a day of gorging on food and alcohol. My belly weighs double it's weight, and my mind is lighter from the worry a day of such indulgence does not allow. The exhaustion from a long Christmas Eve shift in retail has … Continue reading My First Christmas As An ‘Adult’.
There was a reason I called this blog Public Whispers, and will be the reason I name my collection, if I ever do one, that same name. This is it: '99, 4 Years old, a little boy With tight curls on his head Moved town. A boy taught to act in silence Or to act … Continue reading The Story Behind The Name (In the form of a Poem)
There is a reason we are here, although it all seems arbitrary some days, we all have a purpose, we all have a dream, and we are all capable of reaching it. Like a filmic epiphany I have finally reached a point where I am, without a doubt, certain that the only career I can … Continue reading ‘DESTINED’ | New Poem + Explanation
First of all my plan for content on this blog is to write twice a week; Tuesday and Thursday is what I'm thinking so far, and I WILL keep to it this time. Maybe you'll even get extra ones every now and again 😉 BUT NOW onto the subject. It's an odd one and it's … Continue reading Letting Go and Holding On – The Thin Line