• Writing for Myself Again

    There is nothing more fulfilling than writing for yourself, at least there isn’t to my mind. When I write for myself, my thoughts finally fulfil a greater purpose, my mind opening up to an entire universe of new possibilities. I’ll admit that lately, I haven’t been well. My mental health has been up and down like a roller coaster and while I’ve tried to get some help for my problems, I keep getting sent to different professionals, who then say they…

  • Welcome to Dax Writes, a Brand New Blog

    Welcome to Daxwrites.com You may be wondering where my old website went ~ Fantasy Books 411. Well, after a good year and a half of blogging primarily about other people’s books, I craved to explore my own fictional worlds more. That’s how Dax Writes was born, as a way to connect with fellow book lovers, but in my own unique way, without limiting myself to speaking about just one genre.   I loved promoting other’s books, but I need to…

  • Back From Hiatus: Launching New Websites

    Hey, bookish buddies. I’m back from my brief hiatus: hopefully, you’ve all been well. Over the last few days, I’ve been setting up a new website, one of two which I intend to create this month. I’ve almost finished configuring everything and am excited to be launching it soon. This new website will focus on philosophy, exploring what it means to be human, what our place is in this world, and more. My new website is called Metaphysical Martian. You…

  • I’m Taking A Short Break

    I’m Going on Hiatus for a Few Days Hey, bookish buddies. I hope you’ve had a great day. Ever since I began to accept my diagnosis of BPD (also known as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder), I’ve been asking myself on a daily basis~ ‘Who is Dax?’ ‘What is my real purpose in life?’ I’ve Been Thinking About This a Lot I’ve thought about my life’s purpose a lot over the past few weeks and have come to the following conclusions:…

  • Mental Health and Motivation

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    Motivation & Your Mental health Hey, bookish buddies. How is everyone this blistering Summer day? Motivation is a key factor in achieving anything in life. From our daily goals to more long-term commitments, it is our sense of motivation that makes things possible. Assess Your Motivation Levels An individual’s motivation levels can drop due to a number of reasons, but certain mental health conditions make us more prone to losing our sense of motivation. Examples are: Depression Anxiety Schizophrenia Personality…

  • The Night My Heart Stood Still ~ Original Poem

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    The Night My Heart Stood Still Original Poem Hey, bookish buddies. I hope you’ve had an awesome week. Mine’s been pretty good. I’ve enjoyed participating in my first BookTube-A-Thon reading challenges and can’t wait to share my next BookTube updater on how I got on. Today, I’m excited to share my latest poem, The Night My Heart Stood Still. We met upon a moonlit night. And sat upon a hill. The night so clear we could see the stars, And…

  • GITA: Battle of the Worlds (Review)

    Hey, bookish buddies. It’s a super sunshiney day here in England and I’m in a hyper-motivated mood so let’s dive into another new read. Today’s review is for GITA: Battle of the worlds, by Sonal Sachdev-Patel and Jemma Wayne-Kattan. This story (inspired by Paramahansa Yoganada’s book- ‘God talks with Arjuna- The Bhagavad Gita’) is a beautifully written tale of good vs evil, in the form of Dev’s emotional and physical response to his father’s recent passing. After Dev’s father dies,…

  • Odin’s Shadow (Book Review)

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    Reviewing Odin’s Shadow, by Erin. S. Riley Hey, bookish buddies. For today’s freehand Friday, I’d like to share my review for Odin’s Shadow, a Historical Romance, by Erin. S. Riley. Abandoned Twins. Fierce Norwegians. Unconditional Love. Set between Ireland and Norway in the year 860 Ad, the story follows twins, Selia and Annileas, focusing on Selia’s curious nature, whichresults in her being forced to wed a Norwegian Warrior named Alrik. Found Alone in a Forest Selia and her brother were…

  • The Mysteries of Grigori Rasputin

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    Grigori Rasputin~ Hero or Villain? Good day, bookish buddies. How are you this fine day? I’ve been well enough- some aches and pains here and there, but otherwise good. Today’s Folklore Thursday, I’ll be delving into the history of Russia’s most mysterious monk, the infamous Grigori Rasputin. Rasputin: Born Poor in Siberia ~ 1869 Grigori Rasputin was born in 1869, in a poor farming town in Siberia. Little did his parents know that he would grow up to become one…

  • Book Title Tag: Book Tag Tuesday

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    Good evening, bookish buddies. Are you sitting comfortably? Awesome. Let’s Begin! Today’s Book Tag Tuesday, I’m doing a shortened version of the Book Title Tag. 1.)  A title representing The Story of your Life? The Hobbit. NO, I’m just kidding. I only say this because I’m five foot two and often get teased about my height by my partner and friends. To represent the story of my life, I choose ~ Beautiful Darkness, by Kami Garcia. 2.)  A book title…

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