New Year, New Blog

New Year, New Blog

I’ve decided to revive this blog! It is the new year after all and everyone, myself included, is full of enthusiasm for their new year’s resolutions. I’ve done this before, of course, back in January…

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Wedding planning and writing

Wedding planning and writing

Organising our wedding is taking up a lot of my time, but I am managing to snatch some writing time here and there, so I have to be grateful for that. I came home from…

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My Open University journey

My Open University journey

On Thursday I handed in my final project for my degree in English literature. It marks the end of six years of part-time study with the Open University. It began back in 2010, with a…

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Writing update

Writing update

It’s been a long time since my last update, so there’s a lot to catch up on. The most exciting thing is that I’m now being mentored by two novelists. Susan Elliot Wright and Russ…

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My blogging journey

My blogging journey

Blogging is a big part of my writing life. As well as writing and blogging for clients, I also write my own blogs. I love everything about blogging –  writing posts, reading other people’s blogs, and generally being…

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Too many writing workshops, and not enough writing

Too many writing workshops, and not enough …

Too many writing workshops, and not enough writing. Does that sound familiar to anyone? It’s exactly what happened to me last week. Workshop after workshop after workshop, but it wasn’t a waste of writing time at…

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Writing Life – Spring inspiration comes early

Writing Life – Spring inspiration comes early

I can’t believe it’s March already. We’re already two months into 2016. Time seems to be speeding up. Not that I’m complaining, because I love this time of year. I love that the mornings and…

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Reading as a writer can improve your writing

Reading as a writer can improve your …

Last week I made two people cry. Well not me personally, but my writing. We had to submit a short story to the Comma Press writing group in Sheffield. As with all writing groups, the…

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Writing Life week five

Writing Life week five

This post should have been written last week, but  life got in the way. It was a very busy week, with the usual drama of escaping ponies, rats at the stables and hyperactive dogs. But…

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Writing Life week four – writing is a lonely business

Writing Life week four – writing is a …

Writing is a lonely business. You spend hours creating and crafting your words, shaping your story, getting things just right. Then it’s time for the editing and proofreading. It can be a very isolating process. To help, I think…

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