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 →
Why I Write
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 →
Finding Method in the Madness
Writing in a way that works for you Finding Method in the Madness: Writing in a Way That Works for You. Creative Spirit podcast 8.
Writing Soothes the Troubled Soul
Writing soothes the troubled soul. Surviving lockdown one word at a time. Creative Spirit podcast 5.
10 Ways to Fuel Your Creative Spirit
Feeling a little sluggish? Got the lockdown blues? Here are a few ways to fuel your writing during these difficult times: Drink more water Sounds obvious, but how many of us actually drink about 3 litres of water a day? I know I often fall short. By making sure we drink the right amount of... Continue Reading →
The pursuit of a creative writing sanctuary Sacred spaces - the pursuit of a creative writing sanctuary. Creative Spirit podcast 3.
The Creative Spirit
Episode One How learning to play is the key to creative freedom.
You Can’t Draw Water from an Empty Well
Exploring ways of filling our creative wells in the midst of chaos and uncertainty. Episode 25 of my Staycation Podcast.
Progress, Not Perfection
I never thought the day would come when I would be able to announce to the world that my book was published and available to buy, but it has, and it is. I have been attempting to write a novel for twelve years. I have, in fact, written it four times over, each time close... Continue Reading →