Discipline. Stamina. Routine. I’ve lost count of the number of quotes and advice that tell you that in order to be a writer, you have to write every day. No … Continue reading Don’t Be a Slave to the Routine
I'm a writer, teacher and drummer based in London. Short fiction and reviews are my main staples, along with some dabbling in novel writing.
As a lot of people are working from home, we’re in the strange position of being indoors, all the time. I’m also in the new situation of not going back … Continue reading What Do Writers Wear?
It seems that, finally, the things that happen to women are being afforded more space in the world. From Motherhood by Sheila Heti to The Let Down on Netlflix, the … Continue reading Review and Chat with Katie Munnik – The Heart Beats In Secret
I came back from the wilds of Scotland a couple of weeks ago to find my P45 in the post. Quite a contrast – from a wind-battered climb up a very … Continue reading Why I Quit My Job in the Middle of a Pandemic
Putting these two things together feels as impossible as pineapple on pizza. A creative person needs no rules, boundaries or pesky lists. Organisation is about limiting yourself with goals and … Continue reading Organising Your Creative Life Positively
You can now view my piece on using the natural world to inspire your writing. Do check out their site as there are loads of pieces on inspiring your writing … Continue reading Lightbox Originals
Very excited to hear that I’ve been longlisted for this year’s Primadonna Prize. The prospect of making only 500 words in any way interesting was certainly a daunting one and … Continue reading Primadonna News!
With the recent Black Lives Matter protests I wanted to look to a different part of untold history. I found this article where Montaz March talked about her dissertation on the … Continue reading Celebrating Amazing People #5
This post is inspired by the German astronomer Caroline Herschel. A breathing gap in half term so this one is a little more timely than the others! Something about her … Continue reading Celebrating Amazing People #4
Ok, the gap between two and three is all you need to know about coping with online teaching and toddler management during lockdown! Better late than never. This one is … Continue reading Celebrating Amazing People #3
Much more lighthearted and unusual this week. I was reading the introduction to Cathy Newman’s book Bloody Brilliant Women and I came across an nun from the 10th century who wore … Continue reading Celebrating Amazing People #2
Like most people at the moment, I don’t know what to do. Scrolling through endless feeds and WhatsApp messages bring a strange feeling into my gut – helplessness. So many … Continue reading Celebrating Amazing People #1