Shake it out
Florence and the Machine
‘It’s always darkest before the dawn’
I’ve liked quite a few of this band’s releases over the last few years, I think it’s something about the lead singer’s voice. In this song, it’s quite reassuring, and soothing, especially when you listen to the lyrics. I probably relate more deeply to the words than I should, but I think that most of us have something in our past, that we regret or wish that we could have done differently. It might be something minor, something that you did wrong, or something that was done to you.
Video of the song, taken from Youtube
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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