Even writing the title of this blog made me cringe. In a world where it seems like everything is being ‘actioned’ and ‘goal-centred,’ surely our art is the one place … Continue reading Should You Treat Your Creative Stuff Like a Business?
As someone who mostly dabbles in words, it’s rare that I make an Actual Thing I can pick up and hold. I’ve been feeling rather unproductive this week and was … Continue reading Making Things Perfect
I’ve recently discovered that the French school system is a little different to the UK one. They start a lot younger, and the ‘Maternelle’ is basically nursery provided by the … Continue reading Being Creative Every Day
Being somewhere new is tiring. From walking to the boulangerie to get some bread (which I now have to do most days) to getting in the car to get shopping, … Continue reading Everything Is New
Featured Image via Unsplash This fortnight’s ‘Advice’ post is brought to you from Cheryl Conklin at Wellness Central who shares her thoughts on finding healthy habits that don’t come with … Continue reading Guest Post: How To Create Healthy Habits and Stick to Them in 2021
The trees were frozen on the way here. White claws against the blue sky. Next to the road a river disappeared beneath a cushion of snow and I wondered if … Continue reading No Place Like Home
It’s fair to say that the last few months have involved the biggest changes in my life for a while. As if quitting my job, starting a new business and … Continue reading All Change
Oh how my word count fluctuates! I am in awe of people who post about #5amwritersclub on Twitter, seeing writers share their daily achievements while I’m barely into my first … Continue reading Writing Words in the Gaps
At the moment, I’m between Big Projects. The printed first draft of my memoir sits ominously on my desk, awaiting judgement in the form of multicoloured pen scribbles. My novel … Continue reading What is a Waste of Talent?
I’m not sure if a summary of 2020 is a good idea. Besides, Charlie Brooker’s show and Flo and Joan’s song sum it up far better than I could. So … Continue reading Your Most Popular Posts of 2020
Today in my diary I’ve written that I want to post my last blog before Christmas. For the last seven days I’ve been isolating with my toddler and so my … Continue reading What Can I Say About 2020?
It’s fair to say I’ve been busy lately. Setting up a community writing project, finishing a memoir, creating a promotional video and learning new software, continuing to write and submit … Continue reading Self Care