S.J.Munday (@s.j.munday)

S.J.Munday

Writer of fiction for children. Poet. Photographer. Published by Indigo Dreams and University of Winchester Press Blog: holidaysindreamland.weebly.com

http://sjmliterature.weebly.com/

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Good morning all! #writersdayjob this morning to pay the bills and a one to one editorial with #andymelrose at #theuniversityofwinchester this afternoon. Here is a picture I took of a cute birdy sharing my morning oats in #hollandswood #thenewforest #uk. We tried to find out what kind of bird it is but with little luck. Do any of you clever people know? #bird #birdphoto #animalphotos #photograph #photographer #photo #oats #camping #nofilterneeded #sjmliterature @s.j.munday #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.comguy

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A little light bedtime reading. Sleep tight! #bedtime #reading #bedtimebook #raybradbury #theillustredman #scifibooks #shortstories #sjmliterature @s.j.munday #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com

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When I was younger I made a concious vow to myself to never forget what it was like to be young and never to leave the magic of childhood behind. Part of this was a rebellious act because as Editor Gabrielle Maunder says, 'there are more adults in loco perentis of a childs mind then you can shake a stick at', and as a child I often felt that adults couldn't possibly comprehend what I felt or believed. I am 25 and read almost exclusively middle grade and teen books because I get more from them than I do most adult books. Teen literature is not restricted in the same ways as adult's. Many authors such as @marcussedgwick and myself included believe that there is more creative freedom in younger fiction because of this. So do yourself a favour. Next time you are in #waterstones. Wander into the children's 'section' and grab something that catches your eye. I bet you"ll find something both moving, enriching, and more imaginative then you ever imagined. #childrensfiction #childrensrights #sjmliterature #books #imagination #enrichment #creativefreedom #holidaysindreamland #adventure #theguardian #writersofinstagram #writer #author

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Happy #caturday. No time for the usual saturday lie in today. Got some erands to run this morning and meeting up with my parrents for an early #mothersday dinner at #zizis. Accompanied by the georgeous @sarahpibworth of course. I took this photograph of a stray cat in #moklos #crete in September 2015. I can't remember the name of the restaurant but I love the compostion and the colour of the blue chairs. I couldn't believe my luck when the cat I was stalking decided to climb into the chair and pose for me. Moklos is a very beautiul spot with a tiny beach thats great for snorkeling and a few bars/restaurants for nice cool #mythos in the sun. What ever you are up to today, I hope you all have a great one! #cat #catsofinstagram #greece #sun #photograph #photo #photographer #photography #writer #saturday #animalphotos #nofilter #sjmliterature @s.j.munday #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com

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Happy Friday! Looking forward to the weekend? Today is a writing day for me, accompanied by a scifi and fantasy workshop at #theuniversityofwinchester this afternoon. Here is another picture I took of #stmichaelsmount in #cornwall. I like the simplicity and symmetry of this one and think it would be really cool on a bigger scale. What do you think? #photographer #photography #photograph #castle #marazion #friday #scifi #fantasy #cannons #symmetry #nofilter #battlements #writeratwork #writersofinstagram #vintage #history ##sjmliterature #s.j.munday #holidaysindreamland @s.j.munday

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Philipe the yodeling french flamingo with my beautiful other half @sarahpibworth. Yes he really does yodel! #flamingo #yodeling #beautiful #fiance #otherhalf #pink #filipe #love #mine #forever #please

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Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Today is a working day because writers have to pay the bills. But there is still time for a bit of shopping and a sneaky visit to my local #waterstones! I took this colourful picture quite a few years ago at a wildlife attraction near #chichester #sussex. I hope it brightens your day! The best of luck with all your endeavours! #iguana #iguanas #lizard #lizards #animalphoto #photography #writersdayjob #shopping #books #bills #workingday #nofilter #holidaysindreamland #sjmliterature @s.j.munday

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150+ followers! Thank you so much for your support. I have lots of exciting things planned for the near future, including a brand new YouTube channel where I will be posting readings and audio versions of my published works. If you like what you see so far then stay tuned, because you'll be the first to know of anything new. And don't forget to hunt me down on #facebook and #twitter for more exclusive content @SJMLiterature. #thankyou #150followers #150 #writer #lucky #greatful #poet #photographer #childrensfiction #milestone #onestepcloser #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland

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MORNING ALL! Off to the studio today to record a poem I had published in Vortex for the first ever audio version of the journal. Splendid Fred Records have just launched into spoken word recordings and you can find out more at splendedfredrecords.com. Better warm up those vocal chords! #morning #publishing #vortex #vortex2016 #splendedfredrecords #audiobook #recordingstudio #recording #poetry #poet #writeratwork #writer #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland @s.j.munday

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Good morning all! The sun is out, it's officially spring and I'm off to the library to finish some writing for a deadline. After that I'm off for a lecture on publishing strategies at #theuniversityofwinchester. Hope you all have a good one! Here is another photograph of #stmichaelsmount in Cornwall. Taken Aug 2016. In case you didn't notice I love castles! #cornwall #writeratwork #amwriting #deadlinestomeet #photography #writer #publishing #marazion #morning #spring #sjmliterature @s.j.munday #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com

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Got some scary book post today. Been meaning to get a copy of this for a while. Expanding my short horror fiction in the name research. #bookpost #newbook #book #clivebarker @realclivebarker #booksofblood #horror #gargoyle #chalice #bookphoto @s.j.munday #sjmunday #holidaysindreamland #sjmliterature

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Excited for the long day of writing ahead. Off to the library then to an an advanvced fiction workshop at the #universityofwinchester. Here is a sneaky shot of the library inside St Michael's Mount's castle in Cornwall. Have a good one! #library #writeratwork #amwriting #cornwall #stmichaelsmount #marazion #books #vintage #history #castle #readingnook #writer #writing #photography #s.j.munday #holidaysindreamland @s.j.munday

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Abandoned fairy tale cottage, #cornwall . Once upon a time when I was young their used to be a paddock here with peacocks in but its all overgrown and empty now. Still, would make a great setting for a story huh? Picture taken August 2016. #photography #photographer #green #wild #fairytales #cottage #abandoned #abandonedplaces #setting #magic #writeratwork @s.j.munday #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com

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Happy #caturday. Here is a picture I snapped of a litter of stray kittens hiding in a pile of rocks in Crete a few years back. Hope it makes you smile! @s.j.munday @sarahpibworth #photography #cat #animalphoto #crete #greece #moklos #kitten #sjmunday #sjmliterature sjmliterature.weebly.com

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Well earned Italian themed all Vegan Friday night dinner. Homemade pasta, garlic bread, olives, red pepper houmous, a drop of wine, and some silly TV with the beautiful @sarahpibworth. #friday #dinner #pasta #garlicbread #olives #vegan

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Good morning to all and happy St Patrick's Day to anyone who is celebrating. I'm off to the library this morning to work on some writing before attending a sci-fi and fantasy seminar on @trudicanavan 's novel #themagiciansguild. Have a good one! #stpatricksday #ireland #scifi #fantasy #library #writeratwork #universityofwinchester #trudicanavan #writing #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland #sjmunday

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Happy Thursday... although for some reason I keep thinking its Sunday.... Here's a robin who was kind enough to let me take its picture in The New Forest last summer. #brockenhurst #hollandswoodcampsite #hollandswood #photography #robin #summer #newforest #writer #sjmliterature #s.j.munday #holidaysindreamland #thursday #bird #animalphoto

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Just started reading #thegirlofinkandstars by @kiranmh. One of the most visually stunning books I've ever come across... and that opening paragraph... I'm hooked! #newbook #books #newread #bookblogger #waterstones #s.j.munday #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland #kiramillwoodhargrave #chickenhouse @chickenhousebooks #childrensfiction #yafiction

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A lot of you probably don't know that when I'm not writing I'm a keen photographer. Here's a shot of St Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall from last summer. #writer # photographer #photography #castle #stmichaelsmount #marazion #cornwall #s.j.munday #holidaysindreamland

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It's for research, I swear... #witchcraft #oldrelgion #writersresearch #research.

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It's here! My latest review is for the very talented Maz Evans and her novel #wholetthegodsout. You can read it here: www.holidaysindreamland.weebly.com/book-reviews. .
#mazevans @mazauthor @chickenhousebooks @bitskoff #fantasy #mythology #bookreview #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland #blog #childrensfiction

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Love this β™‘. Who's your favourite? #map #bookmap #aliceinwonderland #beatrixpotter #janeausten #alfredlordtennyson #tolkien #roalddahl #winniepooh

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Long day of editing ahead. #deadlines #writeratwork #hotchocolate #books #editing #essays #fantasy

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A book making project this morning before heading to the library to work on some writing. #bookmaking #holidaysindreamland #s.j.munday #sjmliterature #writeratwork #writer #maps #fantasy

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This new novel from @authorvictoriascott looks awesome. For a chance of winning a signed copy, share this picture and tag Victoria in it.

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Time to find a new day job then. #opertunity #newjob #writersdayjob #closingdown

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