Do Better | Spoken Word

Because at one point or another, we have probably enabled the system.   Transcript as follows:   DO BETTER   I do not deserve to belong to this movement; I know that wokeness is not a state of being; It’s a journey we’re all on But I can’t forgive myself for having slept for quite…

Nikki learns: A new language

I’m learning a new language. It’s a pretty big deal and here’s why… Up until a couple of weeks ago, I was 100% sure I was awful at languages. If I ever met a polygot, I would tell them, “Wow. How can you do that? That’s incredible! (It is obviously) I could never do that.”…

How to Keep Writing After Your Degree Is Over

So I graduated a year ago this month! (All the people in the house say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat) Here, have a picture of me looking suitably chuffed. (And yes, I drank all the free prosecco. No regrets). And I’ve been thinking a lot about being a writer after graduating and more specifically, how difficult that can be…

8 Things to Look for in a Writing Mentor

I have a confession to make: I have never actively sought out a writing mentor. So what – I’m sure you’re thinking – am I doing writing a post advising others on writing mentors? Well somehow, I have been blessed enough to have some great people in my life who, once I reflect upon it,…

You are Precious

Yesterday I worshipped the Lord God Almighty. I was listening to a song whose lyrics state “I sing for joy at the works of your hands”. (Shout to the Lord – Chris Tomlin) My heart was filled with such joy as I raised my hands and considered the works of His hands – I thought about…

Two Roads | Poetry

I would put a disclaimer in here about my views but I’m not really fussed about what people think. Title is going through transitions. For now let’s call it Two roads . Click the link to read 🙂

Hey Booktube – Speak Up!

Something has been bothering me about Booktube lately, and no, it’s not the fact that every single booktuber and their mother seems to be in the process of writing their own book. (I think writing a book is awesome and the recent controversy surrounding this topic is understandable, yet not really necessary. But anyway!) I…

My 5 Biggest Writing Distractions & How I (Should) Deal With Them

We all know I’m writing this for myself rather than anyone else. However, if the shoe fits… Here are my current five top writing distractions and some solutions I/we should use to combat them. PHONE I’ve put this at the top of the list because my phone is THE number one time killer. Recently I’ve…

2016 Reading Recommendations

Hi guys. Here are some books I’d like to recommend to you! I read these last year and I must admit they were all unique for their different reasons. I hope you enjoy. Do let me know if you end up reading these 🙂 ps. I hope you enjoy my YT channel. I’ve had it…

UNBOXING MY BOOK

So I want to share this with you guys 🙂 When I was going through the earlier drafts of the novel, one of the most motivating things for me was watching other peoples’ unboxing videos on youtube, thinking, ‘Work at this, Nikki! That’ll be you soon.’ THE DAY HAS COME. I hope you enjoy. Also…

The Woman

The one lies in bed post-puke. The other writes poetry on vodka. – A machiavellian nightmare  hunting for space between thought. – Meting out pain in stanzas too brittle to hold her haikus too slim For his mind. – shot, shot, shot, shot  she is pregnant with abuse. – blood and water and pain congratulate…