As readers and writers, we love to sit down with a throw and a cup of tea in a snug corner to get lost in other people’s work, and the Lifestyle section needed a virtual cubbyhole for this too! Morgan Carter, soon to begin her second year of English Literature and French at De Montfort University, has recently utilised social media as a platform to showcase her original work.

Morgan Carter's 27.

Morgan Carter’s 27.

The haikus and poems, posted like a true insomniac writer at owl-time, are just the right amount of cosy to be read over a steaming cup of tea on crisp mornings. Passionately and eloquently written, the themes are a blend of love, nostalgia,  and ‘mind poetry’. When conveying visuals of modern experiences we can all relate to, such as the smell of rain and cigarettes, they’re a classical blend of raw and gentleness. If you liked studying Romantic writers, you’ll like the work of Morgan Carter; similarly, if you enjoy the human experience as portrayed in Renaissance poetry, you’ll like the work of Morgan Carter; and I, a fan of Taylor Swift lyrics, also like the work of Morgan Carter.

Morgan Carter's 40.

Morgan Carter’s 40.

Morgan is one of many creative writers at De Montfort who can be found doing writer-y things in the coffee shops and libraries dotted all over Leicester. There are many inspiring spots for writing and coffee around the city, such as Soar Point’s beer-garden that overlooks the River Soar, The Exchange’s atmospheric basement, and The Font’s cosy sofas.

Morgan Carter's 77.

Morgan Carter’s 77.

Writing creatively is such a rewarding, and yet challenging, route to take, both as a hobby and a career. As well as word of mouth and online, a good way to build a solid portfolio of work is to send original pieces off to writing magazines, local newspapers, and creative writing competitions. Leicester is a fantastic place to study the craft, due to its many live poetry nights at bars such as The Cookie, The Exchange and The Font. Otherwise, getting a print publication in the Demon looks fantastic on your CV, so get in touch!

Morgan Carter's 81.

Morgan Carter’s 81.

For more information and daily poetry, follow her Facebook posts at ‘Morgan J. Verses’. She is a truly talented writer who is passionate about literature, so expect to see lots more from her here!