85 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!


Β© Callum McLaughlin, 2013-2023. All poetry shared and opinions expressed are my own, unless otherwise stated.

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  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. πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

      • 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. πŸ™‚

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  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 πŸ™‚

  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. πŸ™‚
    Now, if you don’t mind, I will wander on your blog a little. πŸ˜‰
    Lots of love

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  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 πŸ™‚

      • 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 πŸ™‚

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  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!

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  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). πŸ˜‰

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