Category: My Work

Musings on being a writer, and progress as I write my first feature length novel.

The art of learning: the learning of art

I’ve always been a creative kind of person. Since before I could write, I would make up stories. Once upon a time they used to be just a series of noughts and crosses – because that’s all I could write, at the age of three. Twenty-seven years later, I still make up stories, just the... Read more »

I would love to have a job. Even a crummy one.

I have been unemployed for four years now. Being a mother of a disabled child, I was fortunate enough to be presented with an opportunity to return to study, with assistance from the UK government. Some people might judge me for that, but I weighed up the pros and cons: I could keep working as... Read more »

Taking a break from taking a break: no more writer's block

If I could change one thing about myself, it would be my self-doubt. It’s my ambition to write a full length novel. There – it’s out there. I have the same, clichéd dream that many others have. I want to write books. Why do I want to write stories? Not for fame, or for money.... Read more »

Fiction Friday: Dream A Little Dream of Me - Part 1

As some of my audience will already know, I love to write stories. Instead of letting these stories spend another five years sitting on my hard drive, I thought I would share them. Introducing Fiction Friday. Every week will feature a new chapter of my stories. The first story I wish to share with is... Read more »