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Their Scribbles: Interviewing Gracie Latter of Almost Amazing Grace

6 May
Their Scribbles

At the beginning of April, I created my first Blog Reading post, where I discussed some of my favourite writers. Inspired by that post, I thought it would be fascinating for us all to get to know various writers better, and the idea for the interview series Their Scribbles was born.

First up, I’m really excited to have the wonderful Gracie Latter on the blog today. Gracie – or Gracie Actually as you might know her on social media – writes for her blog, Almost Amazing Grace, and as a regular contributor to The Olive Fox, Zusterschap and Oh No, Not Another Blogger. Gracie is also the Peer Editor at The Mix, and an Events Correspondant for Maximum Pop! Books. Gracie is an incredible writer, an inspiring person, and also a lovely lady, and I’m thrilled Gracie is my first interviewee for Their Scribbles.

Almost Amazing Grace

Gracie LatterWhen did you first start Almost Amazing Grace and why? What can readers expect when visiting your blog?

When I first started a blog, it was Bracelets and Bangles (this URL still exists. When I changed to Almost Amazing Grace and moved everything over, I kept it as I simply couldn’t let it go!). I was sixteen and between lessons at college, desperate to get my thoughts out there and have my voice heard by someone, anyone! Even if at the time all I wanted to write about was the guy I fancied in Drama class, or how hard my homework was getting as I approached AS Level exams…

I like to think that since then I’ve matured massively. These days I still share a lot of personal info, stories and opinions, but also I write about books I’ve been lucky enough to receive from publishers or have stumbled upon in shops. While I was doing my Creative Writing degree I realised that by sharing snippets of my creative assignments on my blog I could get feedback from loads of people, and that was always amazing and so helpful. I’ve continued doing that! Continue reading

Finding a Safe Space

10 Mar
Finding a Safe Space

I wanted to update you guys with something that has been happening lately. I’ve become a Team Member of Safe Space, a blog for young women talking about the various issues we face, personally and in society. It’s a blog that is very feminist, with focuses on mental health, body image, sex and relationships, and life in general. It’s a place for real honesty, and a place where judgement is not allowed.

Safe Space has been huge for me. There are eight of us on the team who are also book bloggers, and so we all bring our own followers and friends to Safe Space. I reach more people at Safe Space than I do at this blog, and I think the knowledge that people quite a few people will be reading what I write has inspired me to come up with so many ideas of things to write about. I write for Jo’s Scribbles with the idea that it doesn’t matter how few people read, if what I write reaches one person and they find it entertaining or helpful, then that’s good enough. But the larger audience, and having seven other ladies to bounce ideas off of, has led to ideas a-plenty. Continue reading