I’ve been treating myself in breaks between writing with watching the Royal Opera House’s YouTube ballet videos. They range from performance clips to life in the day of a ROH ballerina to behind-the-scenes rehearsals. The dancers are so amazing and skilled and the productions are an artist’s dream! It gives me inspiration in between my writing and something beautiful to look at. If I ever return to London, a ballet performance at the Royal Opera House is going to be high on my list of things to do.
If I’m not watching videos on YouTube, I’m reading or making myself something yummy to eat. What’s your favourite thing to do on your writing breaks?
It’s National Science Week this week in Australia!
Well, truth be told, it’s pretty much science year this 2016 for me, what with my pledge to read 12 science books this year – a science book a month. Currently, I’m on Gaia Vince’s Adventures in the Anthropocene, which I’m really liking – but more on this in my book reveiw at the end of the month.
Never, ever give up!
The weather has been rainy and cold here in Perth and I’ve been keeping warm with copious amounts of tea! My new favourite? Lipton’s lemon ginger tea. There’s something so nice and warm and tingly about it, and the infusion of cinnamon it comes with just gives it that little extra oomph! Just what I need to accompany my writing for a cold winter’s day.
Alane Adams is one hell of a woman. Not only is she the author of the award-winning fantasy novel The Red Sun, she is also the founder of the Rise Up Foundation which supports kids in poverty through literacy. She can be found visiting schools and libraries, helping get up literacy programs and getting kids interested in reading through activities such as her interactive gaming app, BattleKasters, which ties in with her Legends of Orkney series (of which Red Sun is the first book) and features some seriously gorgeous graphics and character illustrations!
In addition to that, she’s also the author of two award-winnimg and award-nominated children’s picture books, with a third on its way as well as the second book in the Legends of Orkney series due out in September! Phew! Here on The Salonniere’s Apartments, Alane has very kindly taken time out from her busy schedule to tell us how she does it all. I could not wait to share her answers on the blog and finally the day has come – I won’t say much more, but to read on below! READ MORE