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 →
Writing Soothes the Troubled Soul
Writing soothes the troubled soul. Surviving lockdown one word at a time. Creative Spirit podcast 5.
The Writing for Wellness Journey
Getting it out of your head and on to the page. How to stay well and thrive by writing during lockdown. Number 4 of the Creative Spirit podcast. "Writing for Wellness: Surviving Lockdown One Word at a Time," is available on Amazon and Kindle today.
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.
Wake up Call
Welcome to episode 22 of my 2020 Staycation Podcast in which I explore how our attitudes change when faced with the possibility of a finite existence.
Selling Yourself Short
"I have had so many negative experiences of other people trying to get me to buy their book that I am hesitant to put others through the same."
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 →