Hello! My name is Callum, I live in Scotland, and I’m a big fan of cats, tea, and Carrie Fisher.
I work as a freelance writer, producing content for blogs, websites and magazines. I’ve also had poetry and short fiction published in several journals, both online and in print.
It’s fair to say I love all things bookish. I’m currently a reviewer for BookBrowse, and you can expect plenty of reviews and recommendations here on my blog as well.
More recently, I was bitten by the embroidery bug, so I will also share the crafty projects I’ve been working on from time to time – most of which are put up for sale over on my little Etsy shop.
Thanks for stopping by!
© Callum McLaughlin, 2013-2023. All poetry shared and opinions expressed are my own, unless otherwise stated.
Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. Best wishes, and may you enjoy every minute of your writing journey.
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.
Write on! Thanks for visiting ~ Sea
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.
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. 🙂
Thank you, that’s very kind of you to say 🙂 I look forward to reading more of your work as well.
Hi Callum. I just wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. Thanks for all your contributions, support and encouragement. Mel
I nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award! 🙂 Here’s the link if you want to check it out: http://cooksreviews.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/beautiful-blogger-award/. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Thank you so much, that’s very kind of you! 🙂 I’ll definitely go and check that out.
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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.
Thanks for stopping by, it’s much appreciated 🙂
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 🙂
Thanks so much, Mel. That really means a lot, I’ll be sure to head on over and check it out 🙂
You’re welcome 🙂 I hope you know how much I value your support – you help to keep me sane!
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.
I’ve nominated this blog for the “Not Freshly Pressed award”! No pressure but if you chose to accept the award the rules are posted here – http://headgamesmeandptsd.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/im-not-freshly-pressed/
Thank you! That’s really kind of you 🙂
You have something beautiful brewing here. I really really really liked “The Fall” and “Virus”. Keep doing what you’re doing, Callum.
Thank you, that’s very kind of you to say. I’m already looking forward to exploring more of your work as well. Thanks again for the encouragement, it means a lot.
You’re welcome, and thanks. Have a wonderful rest of your day!
I know you already have a very inspiring blogger award so I’ve nominated you for the MEGA AWESOME SUPER INSPIRING VOLTRON AWARD! Check it out on my blog. http://booksaredelicious.com/2014/07/09/a-very-very-very-inspiring-blogger-award/
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
It was a pleasure looking around your blog. I’m already looking forward to more! Thanks for stopping by mine as well, it’s much appreciated 🙂
Hey! I’ve nominated you for the liebster award! http://likestarfilledskies.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/liebster-award/
Thank you so much! 🙂
You’re welcome. I know you’ve been nominated before, but I felt like nominating you 🙂
You’ve got an excellent blog.
Thank you, that’s very kind.
Don’t mention it, you should check out my blog if you get time.
I’ve added you to my Heroes garden, Callum. Thanks for sharing your writing! http://healingbeyondsurvival.wordpress.com/my-heros/
I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!
Please check out: http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/one-lovely-blog-award/
You don’t have to accept this award, just know that you are appreciated!
Lots of Love
That’s so kind, Patty! Thank you so much 🙂
Hi Callum! I’ve nominated you for The Addictive Blog Award! (at the bottom of the post) http://thebookiemonsters.wordpress.com/2014/11/16/tea-with-tash-episode-1/
Hi Callum! I’ve nominated you for the creative blogger award. If you want to accept I look forward to seeing your post! https://thebookiemonsters.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/the-creative-blogger-award/
That’s so kind! Thank you very much 🙂
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Hi Callum! I have nominated you for the Read This? Watch This! tag 🙂 details here: https://thebookiemonsters.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/read-this-watch-this-tag/
Thanks! 🙂 I’ll try and get to it soon.
Hey! I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award 🙂
Thank you so much! 🙂
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 🙂
Thank you so much, Phen. I just read your review and I’m bowled over by your kind words. I truly appreciate you taking the time to check it out.
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 🙂
That’s wonderful to hear, my friend. I wait with anticipation to see what’s next from you as well in terms of your writing 🙂
Hi Callum! I’ve nominated you for a couple of Autumn tags. You can do one, both, or none, but I just wanted to share the Autumnal fun! https://thebookiemonsters.wordpress.com/2015/10/03/the-autumn-book-tag-the-fall-time-cosy-book-tag/
I have nominated you for the Real Neat Blog Award!
Check out: https://petitemagique.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/award-time-again/
You don’t have to accept, just know that you are appreciated! Lots of Love.
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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!
Thank you so much! That’s very kind of you to say and incredibly lovely to hear. I’ll be wishing you all the very best of luck with your novella.
Thank you so much!
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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). 😉
What an amazing comment to receive. Having thoroughly enjoyed your writing myself, that really means a lot. Thank you! 🙂
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Nice to e-meet you. Fun blog. Going to follow and poke around and see what we have in common. I’m on WP too. -j
Thanks for stopping by 😊
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