Rachel Brooks

Launching a Freelance Writing Career: Advice and Tips

I’ve always loved writing, but never really considered it as a viable career until I started writing academically at Warwick and for The Boar. Seeing my work in print and getting positive feedback gave me confidence in my ability and since getting inspiration and courage from lecturers, guest speakers and...
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Posted Jan. 4, 2017

Are print books really on the decline among children?

Children prefer reading print versions of books, rather than digital versions, according to a recent UK-wide survey The Digital Reading Habits of Children (2016) by charity organisation The BookTrust. With the ever-increasing presence of internet technology, the widespread adoption of mobile devices and the digitisation of, it seems, any media...
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Posted Dec. 30, 2016

Shambala: the magical multi-dimensional festival

Shambala Festival takes more forms than simply a music festival, it is rather a celebration of arts, crafts, music and theatre. This August bank holiday saw Shambala’s 16th year, held at a secret location in Northamptonshire. For me Shambala was worth leaving the sunny beach of California for, as I...
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Posted Sep. 4, 2015