Today it is exactly a year since Boris Johnson told us to stay at home, and unbeknown to us at the time, marked the beginning of several lockdowns and rules that often left us confused, concerned and unsure of the future. It has also been three years since I published my first book, by now … More The Writer’s lockdown
It is now less than two weeks until I hit the big 3-0 and despite everything going on in the world and original birthday plans changing, I am rather looking forward to celebrating my 30th, despite the fact people keep reminding me I am now entering my fourth decade!! 30 is also the age that … More 12 books to celebrate each month of being 30
We are now just literally days away until the countdown officially begins for Christmas! Despite hearing Christmas songs already on the radio and knowing that some people have already completed their Christmas shopping (one person I know completed their’s in October!!!), I like to remain fairly traditional and stay cool, calm and collected until the … More An adventurous Advent….
After returning back to Blighty from Wellington a few months ago I often reflect on the places I frequented when looking for inspiration or a place to sit and write or as I seemed to end up doing; finding places to stuff my face with cake and avoiding writing that next chapter…#writerslife. I thought I … More 5 places in Wellington, New Zealand that every writer should check out…
Last Friday I had the pleasure of reading my poem ‘You and I’ ( a copy of the poem can be seen at the bottom of this post) at the Upper Hutt Library Poetry Awards evening in Wellington, NZ. I was super excited to be asked to read at the event as not only was … More Every day should be a poetry day…
The time has come for me to start writing novel number 2, and I have decided that after the way I had ended book 1 and from a few people’s comments who have read the book, I need to do a sequel to ‘When Love Meets Lust’. I have loved writing my characters and I … More From a Pantser to a Plotter…
Once you have written about writing, spoken about writing and read about writing, there is only one thing left to do – listen about writing. For those moments where you can no longer put pen to paper or for when its not possible for you to write, sometimes it is nice to listen to what … More Listen to this: My top 5 podcasts for self-publishing/writing
Over the past two years I have been secretly beavering away at a project that I wasn’t sure whether I would ever finish or even have the confidence to share with the wide world. Yet, here I am sitting at my desk staring at a paperback with my name on it…my name on my first … More Publishing my first ever novel – ‘When Love Meets Lust’
Over the past few months I have been entering short story competitions to keep up my writing and to also help improve my technique in writing creatively, and from all the polite responses of ‘thanks but no thanks’ I received it began to get a little bit disheartening…that was until I received an email from … More Suffolk Day Writers Competition
The past eight weeks have absolutely flown by and the Future Learn course on creative writing I have been undertaking has sadly come to an end. I have learnt quite a lot in the past few weeks, such as how important it is to constantly read through your work and the significance of being able … More To the Future and beyond!