85 A very warm welcome to my blog. My name is Callum, and I was born and raised in (not so) sunny Scotland. I work as a freelance writer by day, producing content that is primarily used for blogs, websites, and magazines. By night, I work on my own creative writing, with a particular focus on short stories and poetry at the moment.

I like to read rather a lot too, and so, this blog will document snapshots of my bookish and writerly life, as well as some other bits and pieces should they take my fancy. Thank you for stopping by; why not grab a cup of tea and have a little browse. I hope you stick around and like what you read.


© Callum McLaughlin, 2013-2019. All poetry shared and opinions expressed are my own, unless otherwise stated.

75 comments on “About

  1. Writing is the best occupation ever! Congratulations on publishing a book – I have a feeling there will be many more. Thank you for sharing your writing here on WP. 🙂 I’ll try my hardest to visit again soon.

  2. I’m glad that you liked my post “Watering our words,” and that you will visit often. By the way, I read your post about your notebooks and writing style. I, too, have notebooks scattered about and tucked into any bag I am likely to carry – just in case. I do quite a bit of research, planning and character development before I start writing. However, I’ve found it simply to be a starting point. Like yours, my characters reveal more of themselves as I write.

    • No problem at all. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I feel the very same; however much I may plan certain things, it’s when I start writing that the creative juices really start flowing 🙂

      • Thanks for continuing to read, and I’m glad that you like “Focus on the important stuff.” My days seem to slip away, and sometimes I can just see those grains of sand funneling through the hourglass. Hopefully, I’m on track now to do the stuff that matters.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow. I browsed some of your post, and you have very poetic prose. I’m looking forward to exploring more. 🙂

  4. Pingback: Review: The Vessel – by Callum McLaughlin | Writing Room 101

  5. Hi, Callum. I’m glad that you like my post “On fire.” It’s always great to get your feedback. Love your blog’s look and the new photo.

  6. Hi Callum

    I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement. I value your contributions 🙂

  7. I seem to be following Mel on a few of these, however I to enjoy your blog and wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thank you for your feedback on my pieces and I certainly enjoy reading yours. All the best to you.

  8. You have something beautiful brewing here. I really really really liked “The Fall” and “Virus”. Keep doing what you’re doing, Callum.

  9. Hey Callum!
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Always happy to meet another writer. 🙂
    Now, if you don’t mind, I will wander on your blog a little. 😉
    Lots of love

  10. Pingback: My Fifth Liebster Award | vinnieh

  11. Pingback: Misty Stroll | Underground Energy

  12. Hello, my friend. I wanted to say I finished ‘The Vessel’ today! Fantastic read. I’ve left a review for you on Amazon.co.uk and Goodreads. I will be checking out your other book as soon as I can too. Take care Callum, and thank you for all your support 🙂

      • You’re always welcome, my friend. It’s the least I can do and I truly enjoyed it, although I am sorry it took so long for me to get round to reading. I cannot wait to read your other books now and will be getting them as soon as I can 🙂

  13. Pingback: One Lovely Blog Award. | driftinglexi

  14. Pingback: 3 Day 3 Quote Challenge – Day 2 | Underground Energy

  15. Pingback: Literary Dinner Party – Adventures of a Bibliophile

  16. Pingback: Celebrity Book Tag. – driftinglexi

  17. Pingback: Review: The Vessel by Callum McLaughlin. – driftinglexi

  18. I don’t know much about you, but I just find you truly inspirational. I’m working on my debut novella too and it inspires me so much to see someone from wordpress doing almost exactly what I would love to do one day. Your achievements are seriously amazing, keep up the good work!

  19. Pingback: The Diverse Books Tag | The Bookie Monsters

  20. Pingback: Versatile Blogger Award | 3 | Nut Free Nerd

  21. Pingback: My Nominees for The 2016 Blogger Awards | The Bookie Monsters | The Bookie Monsters

  22. Pingback: 2016 Year in review book tag | Brilliantly bookish

  23. I just wanted to take a moment to mention how much I have enjoyed your site over the past year or two? It was one of the first that sparked my passion and commitment to improving on my own writing skills. Thanks for being a secret source of inspiration (until now I suppose). 😉

  24. Pingback: Mystery Blogger Award – louiselovesbooks

  25. Pingback: Thank you!! + Q&A announcement | Brilliantly bookish

  26. Pingback: A Special Thank You to My Fellow Phoenixes 🌹 – Here in the Silence

  27. Pingback: 20 Questions Book Tag | Nut Free Nerd

  28. Pingback: Mystery Blogger Award – The Opinionated Reader

  29. Pingback: Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Monday October 29th, 2018 – Jacqui Murray #Horror, One Spoiled Cat #Pumpkin Bread and Callum McLaughlin -#Halloween Reading | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

  30. Pingback: Behind the Blog Of… Callum McLaughlin – Ayundabhuwana's Blog

  31. Pingback: My favourite blog posts of February 2019! | the paperback piano

  32. Pingback: 30 Interesting Questions Tag – Nut Free Nerd

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s