I’m endlessly fascinated by how a story is made; how much of it is fact and how much is fiction. I’ve written many stories over the last two years and there really isn’t a single process to the writing of a story, not for me anyway. Some have been born from writing exercises. You know … Continue reading Building Stories: Where do they come from?
A quick blog about getting over writer's block, spinning plates and wanting to get back to an inappropriately sexual Drama teacher. Well, wouldn't you?
This is a quick blog about the genre-that-must-not-be-named. As genres go, it is arguably the most popular, and certainly so when you look at Amazon sales and reams of reviews, but it is also the most sneered at. It is my weakness. My dirty little secret. Romance. Of course, Romance! I … Continue reading My Dirty Little Secret
I love to write in cafes. It's the white noise, the way that I'm completely focused on my narrative, and the superstitions I have about my own creative process that pull me in. This is a blog about writing in cafes, the rough end of town, and a dramatic rescue of a damsel in distress who was wearing punk-rock fishnet tights...
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." - Ernest Hemingway I have my nose to the grindstone almost all the time at the moment. I give myself breaks for being a mum and sleeping. Or rather, I have my fingers to the keyboard. I’ve challenged myself to write a short … Continue reading Good Writers Bleed