How Writing a Memoir Has Changed Me. I love my creative writing class, and over the past few weeks we have been looking at writing a memoir. It’s turned out to be a hugely cathartic experience. Without realising it at the time, my bestseller How I Changed My Life in a Year, fit perfectly… Continue reading How Writing a Memoir Has Changed Me #AmWriting #Memoir
Do you use notepads to plot out your stories? When I was young, I could always be found wedged between my bed and the radiator with a notepad and pen in hand. As writers, we are always creating something, whether that’s a scene, new idea, character bio, or even a poem/story. I loved writing and… Continue reading Is the Writers’ Notepad Becoming a Thing of The Past?
Inspirational people surround us at every turn. To celebrate some of the incredible women who continue to motivate me on my writing journey I have decided to post a Monday Muse - a weekly look at the women who are my artistic inspiration. Last time I honoured my favourite NYT best selling author, Sarah J.Maas. You… Continue reading #MondayMuse How a Writing Tutor Can Help #MondayBlogs
How the Jekyll and Hyde Effect Helps My Writing as a Multi-Genre Author. If it were possible for Dr Jekyll to uphold his social standing in Victorian London, while also entertaining his ‘inner demon’, Mr Hyde, then surely it’s possible that a writer can do the same. You see, I often think of my… Continue reading How The Jekyll and Hyde Effect Helps My Writing #Writing
Flash Fiction Writing Challenge Inspired by one of my Pinterest boards, this is a flash fiction writing challenge based on the following theme: ‘Doorway to…’ “The door you are afraid to enter might lead you to the most beautiful and magical places.” Use one of the images below as inspiration, write a 300-word flash fiction… Continue reading Writing Challenge Is A Doorway To…
So far this week I have learned several new phrases that will fill me with dread if I ever hear them again in the future. Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) and Sudden Intracranial Hypotension, or as I like to call it – the mother of all headaches! I was admitted to hospital last week for a lumbar… Continue reading Medical Procedure or Alien Abduction?
As a kid, the walls of my bedroom were covered in posters. I had favourite bands and artists, and also the actors from TV shows I followed, they were spread across every square inch of space. Posters were one of the simple pleasures in life, one that I miss now I’m a grown up. Fortunately,… Continue reading Using Pinterest as a Writer