A Short Story Gretchin Williams clutched the Golden Globe in her hand as she looked out at the sea of familiar faces. The applause died down and she placed the statue on the lectern in front of her and began unfolding a piece of paper, her hands shaking as she did so. Squinting at the … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late
I was in a conversation with a group of people earlier today in which we discussed the concept of reasonable limits. We asked ourselves what it might look like for us to set reasonable limits in various areas of our lives. I smiled ruefully when this topic came up because I know that in my … Continue reading Reasonable Limits
I've recently been reading James Scott Bell's excellent book, "Plot and Structure." Each chapter includes some exercises at the end. Having completed one, I thought I would share the results with you all here, in the hope that it might inspire your creative writing efforts today. When readers read my novels, I want them to … Continue reading Why I Write
Hasn't it been a horrible year? That's certainly how I felt about it when I recently started to reflect on the last twelve months. I lost friends to the pandemic, I nearly lost my mum after a fall, I've been stuck at home for months, and I have nothing to look forward to. I feel … Continue reading Accentuate the Positive
Letters in Lockdown Season 3, Episode 10, saying thank you to the NHS.
A poem. Letters in Lockdown Podcast S3 E9.
Reflections on the land of opportunity, big skies and hope for tomorrow. Lockdown Podcast 2:3. Some further thoughts. Thanks for all your feedback. Let's keep this dialogue going!
Counting your blessings: why adopting an attitude of gratitude can lead us to acceptance and peace, even in the darkest of times. Lockdown Podcast 2:2.
We may be apart, but that doesn't mean we can't be there for each other. Let's get through this together. Lockdown Podcast 2:1.