Falter.

Trying to be a trailblazerwith an introverted character, Can feel like setting fireto a large body of water. You have hunger for successand things that aren't mediocre, But you hate being the centreof unwarranted attention,or being put on a pedestal. Your heart fights battles-your own mini-theatre, You want your name to live forever,But the consequencesMake... Continue Reading →

I Love Books: ‘Apples Never Fall’ by Liane Moriarty.

I enjoyed reading 'Big Little Lies' by this Author, so I was excited to read another of her books. Lord. I enjoy books about dysfunctional families (because sane, calm families make boring fiction) but...wow. 'Apples never fall' is about a couple-Joy and Stan-who are Tennis coaches. They have 4 adult children who were once Tennis... Continue Reading →

Some self-publishing tips

Trust your creative history and instincts. I started this writing journey by writing short posts on Facebook in September 2015. I didn't have a plan at the time; I just had insight on some situations that had occurred in my life which I wanted to share. The feedback was amazing, and it encouraged me to... Continue Reading →

7 Years of Classicallyivy

It's been 7 years since I started my blog, classicallyivy. I have written before now about how I went from writing short posts on Facebook in September 2015, which led to me creating classicallyivy in October of the same year. My blog was initially filled with essays about my life experiences. As time progressed, I... Continue Reading →

Book Sale

Hey Everyone! 3 of my books are included in the Okadabooks Mid-Year Sale It's a great way of getting my books in ecopy at highly discounted rates. If you prefer to read books in hardcopy, you can check out my Amazon Author page for my books. Please have a look at the 'Books I've written'... Continue Reading →

My 4 Books!

Hey Everyone! This is just a reminder that I have written 4 books since I began this writing journey in 2015:-Looking for myself and my phone charger (a poetry collection).-Walking on eggshells (a short story collection).-Dirt in the dust (a novel).-Colour me Coral (a novel). They are available on Amazon and Okada Books. As you... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope you had a happy and restful holiday season. To kick off 2022, here's a round up of my 2021 favourites: Books I read: -Sycamore Row: John Grisham. -The woman who went to bed for a year: Sue Townsend. -The man who didn't call: Rosie Walsh. -The woman who stole my... Continue Reading →

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