Hello! I seem to have been absent from here a while, but now I’m back! I had a stomach bug, then a really bad cold and had to finish off the edits for The Secretary so y’know, it’s been a busy old few weeks. Which meant, because I’m a bit crap and not at all
The first ghost story I remember hearing was at a Halloween party. I was about seven or eight years old, and a wimpy little kid. I was scrawny and suffering with undiagnosed asthma at the time and the party was held in the church hall. My mother took me up to the church, but couldn’t
I just got a notification from my aunt, it’s thirty years ago today that her mother died. My nana. I remember the day vividly, I was young and at the time I was at an evening rehearsal of a school production. My mother’s close friend collected me and as I sat in her strange car, I
The English Countryside, in Autumn, is one of my favourite places. When we moved to the Lake District three years ago, I pretty much loved it at any time of the year. Each season brought beauty and although I love it throughout the year here, there is something really special about the autumn months. The
Creative intentions is a monthly thing now. Did I tell you that? It started last month, with September. The start of a new academic year made me want to set some goals and, looking back on what I achieved in the month, it worked. Here were my creative intentions for September: Write at least one
Hashtags, are without doubt, one of the best ways to be found on social media. They are a great way to connect with new people. To let people know what you do and if used correctly, can be a really powerful tool in getting fresh engagement, new followers and new connections. Without them, your post
I’ve started a writing army. True story. Okay, so maybe the word ‘army’ is a slight exaggeration because maybe I don’t actually know how many soldiers are in this writing army, but I like to think it’s a lot. All with keyboards, pens and pads, scribbling away. How did this start and what is it?
A lot has happened in the past few weeks. So much that I’ve neglected this blog, my Instagram posts and remember those Creative Intentions for September? Well, they’re still very much intentions. But now I feel I’m through it, and can write about and tell you everything that’s been going on. First up, we changed