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V C Willow
Works at Writer of Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, SF and Paranormal fiction
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Failure  is overcome by perseverance. If at first you don't succeed try, try and try again. First drafts are prime examples of this, they are ugly, loquacious, awkward things. They are not a failure, but a manuscript crying out for a first, second and professional edit.

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Hey you! Feeling down? Frustrated that you haven't reached all your goals and dreams? Well I have a present for you, have 5 minutes of epic motivation. Now go out there, use all that fabulous potential and talent you have and get living your dreams. Aint nobody going to hand you them on a plate, so get busy living my friends.


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Please watch and re-share, this year and every year. 
 
It's that time of year again. I will share this every year until... Well, every year.

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Welcome to my world, where science fiction is greater than non fiction and fantasy trumps reality. 

Pull up a stool and let me tell you a story

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I'll make the popcorn. Who's bringing the rum and gin?
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One of the reasons I love books, they're filled with character's that bring me happiness.

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This is probably why, ever since I was able to, I've escaped into the fantasy worlds of books.

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He's an awesome dude. There was a really interesting video article with him in the Guardian last month. They ask famous people to draw self portraits and talk about themselves. It was really sad how unhealthy an attitude he had about his face and his looks. He came across as a nice guy though.
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Hey you! Feeling down? Frustrated that you haven't reached all your goals and dreams? Well I have a present for you, have 5 minutes of epic motivation. Now go out there, use all that fabulous potential and talent you have and get living your dreams. Aint nobody going to hand you them on a plate, so get busy living my friends.


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*Head desk.

Dear gods. The excuses just keep rolling don't they. 

Now come the banners, proudly unfurled about how 'fatist' society is and how people are being 'body shamed'. The problem is that although every story has two sides, blogs like this reduce down complex issues to the defensive rhetoric of victim hood ignoring completely the cost both personally and to society of the problem of obesity. There is undeniable evidence that being overweight is damaging to individual's health, society and that there is an economic impact of a world where obesity has risen steadily for the last three decades. 

Statistics can of course be manipulated to meet the conclusion that the producer of them wants to be reached however, lets not obfuscate the fact that improving health, nutrition and physical activity among children and adults have both a personal and societal gain.  

There are many reason why obesity amongst the under 5's has dropped and instead of celebrating the fact that we are finally seeing a breakthroughs in obesity (even if it is in only one small group) attacks from both weight campaigners and the right immediately came out of the woodwork. Now if you want to challenge the statistics that's fine, but the level of denial and faux claims being bandied about has muted the debate to the lowest common denominator. 

Body image is of course an important issue, kids and adults are bombarded with 'perfect' body images that they are told that they should adhere to and being underweight of course comes with it's own issues of malnutrition, and other related health issues. But lets not pretend that a campaign to get kids to eat healthier and in a more nutritionally balanced way is somehow an attack on plus size people.

If you want to live a long, healthy life then you need to eat healthy, take exercise and have a nutritionally balanced diet. Kids shouldn't be shamed about their weight, but nor should the severe impact of obesity be ignored because a vocal few are willing to ignore the facts to excuse their own lifestyle choices.

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There's a price to be paid for every reward. Be prepared to pay it, especially for your dreams.

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  • Writer of Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, SF and Paranormal fiction
    Author, present
    Currently working on my début novel Beyond the Mist, which is a Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Epic Fantasy cross over novel. My aim is to have written it in full by the end of the year and have a website set up that is dedicated to promoting and sharing my writing and my novel with my audience.
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Leicester - Croydon - Stratford, East London - Brighton - Bury
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Writing one word at a time heading for a novel
Introduction

V C Willow has always loved to write and read for pleasure. During her teenage years she wrote a lot of poetry but graduated to writing Science Fiction, Fantasy, Epic Fiction, Urban Fantasy and Suspense as she reached her twenties.

She is a geek and comic nerd. A very keen reader, an enthusiastic cook and gardener and loves to craft. She's even been known to get down and dirty and do some DIY.

V.C  live in Manchester, England with her ball of cat fluff, Willow. She is currently writing her début fantasy novel.

V C Willow's official website can be found at:

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Curator of creative writing site The writing Coven,
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  • University of Leicester
    Economics and Law, 2001 - 2004
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Singles
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Ukip suspends councillor who claimed floods were caused by gay marriage
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Ukip councillor David Silvester's suspension comes after new interview in which he says gay people 'can be healed'

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Israeli military rejects complaints by Israeli human rights group Yesh Din over 'training' arrests of Arabs and raids on homes

NaNiWriMo
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NaNiWriMo stand for National Novel Writing Month, which has become an international institution over the month of November. In a nutshell: N

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Professionalism and writing - You are only as good as the manner in whic...
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Sunday Inspiration - Inner conflict
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It's been an interesting week this week and one where I really surprised myself. Previously I would have taken it personally when Mr Levitic

We don't have to agree - why advice on writing is not universal
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Oh writers, how I love and loathe you in equal measure. You may think that's a strange kind of thing to feel about others in your profession

Sunday Inspiration - Vincent
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It's Sunday, a new week is about to begin and that means that it's time for Sunday Inspiration. This week I was feeling introspective and Va

Hey Dumas - No not you Alexander of The Three Musketeers fame
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Yes you Dumb ass, actually its not OK for others to believe the only 'stable, home life' is one between a man and a woman. I'm not a gay man

Sunday Inspiration - Week Nine
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When I was younger, my favourite show on TV was the X-files, with its funky content, it's wry humour its exploration of the impossible and t

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