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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Writing resolutions – week three

Writing resolutions – week three

Week three in January is when many New Year’s resolutions fall by the wayside. Thankfully, my writing resolution is still intact. It’s been a really busy, but fantastic week at work. I’ve had a few…

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Writing resolutions – week two

Writing resolutions – week two

This week I handed in my MA life writing assessment. It was a 6,000 word piece about running the London Marathon. I used the race as the structure of the story, with present tense for…

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Writing resolutions

Writing resolutions

My resolution is to work on at least one of my creative projects every day. This could include researching, planning, writing or editing. There may be times when I only have a few minutes, but…

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Blogging with Crisis Skylight

Blogging with Crisis Skylight

The World of Blogging was the theme of a workshop I delivered this week for Crisis Skylight in Sheffield. Crisis Skylight South Yorkshire is an outreach service for homeless and vulnerably housed people. The charity delivers…

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