So following on from my last post here’s my first story pulled from the depths of my MacBook and ready to be shared. I wrote it for my monthly Writing Group last year when I was in the midst of wedding planning and LOVING Fleabag on catch up! The inspirations are pretty obvious but it … More Friday Flash: Here Comes The… Shameless Friend
Happy 2020 to you all! I learnt an important lesson last year about New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a conclusion that I’ve heard a lot of people come to – simply put: don’t make them, then you won’t disappoint yourself. I agree to a certain extent, but with a slight difference. I think it’s important to … More Time for Resolutions Again?
RATING: 5/5 Margaret Atwood can do no wrong in my eyes. Perhaps it is a mistake to be so uncritical, but to me the scale of her contribution to literature, her years of experience and her dedication to producing intelligent, thought-provoking and culturally necessary stories means I’m not going to write a bad word about … More Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
The challenge continues but I’ve hit a roadblock already as I find myself struggling to believe I can write anything worthwhile and therefore not writing at all. After some success with writing over the last two years – finding a rhythm, managing to produce short pieces that people enjoyed, even getting them published on platforms … More The Fiction Cafe Writers 30 Day Challenge: A Brave Post
After a long (and tough) break from writing, I’m returning with a writing challenge! It is September after all, a time for new beginnings and my favourite time of year. Tomorrow also officially marks the end of the school holidays (resounding cheer?!) and my chance to return to a little guilt free writing time – … More The Fiction Cafe Writers 30 Day Challenge (Day One)
I like to pretend I am the conductor of an orchestra, like the ones Pa took me to see when I was small. We’d sneak in at the interval and hide within the shadows, until it was safe to choose our seats. Now on the cold days, my hands become my baton, like I’m Nadia Boulanger conducting … More Urban Symphony (Friday Fictioneers)
I turned 40 this week and I was feeling very positive about it, although I have been much less so about my writing. After a year and a half of building confidence and having the words and ideas flow quite freely, I’ve been in a drought for while, probably 6 months of a drought. A … More Hello Forty, Goodbye Writer’s Block