Blog, Short Story

Little Excerpt

Hello My blog was originally supposed to be about the writing - sort of writing about writing. I have instead, been all meanderingly me and gone off on a tangent... So, I'll share some of the good stuff with you for a change. Refocus and crack on, if you see what I mean. Here is… Continue reading Little Excerpt


No NaNoWriMo for Me

Grrruhh, I decided not to NaNoWriMo in the end. I just didn’t want to get stuck into it and then end up not completing it. When I did it in 2012, I knew that despite a lot of other factors going on in my life, I would have a chance. At the moment, I’m not… Continue reading No NaNoWriMo for Me

Short Story

Short Story: Nothing Nice To Say

“You put me down in front of them. You’ve been telling them bad things about me”, he rumbled. A hard, sharp whisper in her ear. She looked up into his blunt, cold green eyes. “I love you more, Mrs Woo Woo”… “I don’t want you to be my girlfriend anymore… I want you to be… Continue reading Short Story: Nothing Nice To Say

Short Story

Short Story: Never The Pedestal

WARNING: Please note that younger and sensitive readers are advised not to read this story, as it deals with adult themes, subjects and contains strong language. Thank you. They were in a friend’s car, in the back seat, pulling up at a supermarket car park one Saturday morning. It was too early for the usual… Continue reading Short Story: Never The Pedestal


Just Telling Yourself the Story – The First Draft

Terry Pratchett – the late, great and tremendously wonderful writer said that the first draft is just you telling yourself the story. The world can wait. You have to get the first draft down. Don’t worry about clichés, typos, missing words, clumsy sentences, scandalously crap metaphors, uneven pacing, repeating yourself, forgetting the plot or suddenly… Continue reading Just Telling Yourself the Story – The First Draft


What Does Your Heart & Soul Look Like?

I read a quote, somewhere on Facebook probably, were someone said that you should be artistic every single day. You should paint, draw, act, sing, write, compose, play, sew, knit – something. The purpose for this industry is simply an exercise in finding out what is inside of you and seeing what those insides look… Continue reading What Does Your Heart & Soul Look Like?


Film: Performing Poetry – Poem ‘Touched’

Hello! Treat in store for you, fair reader... but it does depend on what you define as a 'treat' and if this qualifies as such. I have done a vlog about performing poetry - well, basically, just reading it out loud, as voicing the words on the page can sometimes bring a whole new dimension… Continue reading Film: Performing Poetry – Poem ‘Touched’


Writing Tip: Use Your Senses

Writing tip… It recently occurred to me when I write, that I’m constantly in touch with my senses. When describing somewhere or something, it is, I’ve found imperitive to consider the impact of the five traditional senses: touch, taste, sound, smell and vision. What did the air feel like? What did it smell of? Did… Continue reading Writing Tip: Use Your Senses