Ether Books have published another of my stories - 'The White Ghost' but it is only readable with the app. So if you have an iPad, iPhone or smart phone download the app and have a look. :-)Don't forget I also have the free story 'Vanilla and Caramel' on there as well.Enjoy!
A Little Sneaky Are prompts useful? When you write, do daily or weekly prompts help? These are questions that I am asked, also - where do you get your ideas from? Well, they are all linked. You see the daily prompt makes me write. And I love to write so I'll actively seek out prompts.… Continue reading Daily Prompt – A Little Sneaky
I shudder to think. What would I do without writing? Well, firstly I think I'd be on some sort of 'happy' pill. I love to write but it also keeps me sane. A little while ago I didn't write and I was full of anxiety and problems. Now I do write I find I'm much… Continue reading If I couldn’t write…
I have an idea for a picture book. Even the illustrations are starting to come about. But for some unknown reason I keep downgrading it. "It's only a picture book." "It's not literature, just writing for children." "I'm only writing for children." Why do I keep doing that? I love what I'm doing and it… Continue reading Picture Books and writing for children
These boots are made for walking I had a pair of boots in school. I got them when I first started my GCSE's. The were black and shiny and the Doc Martin type. They weren't Doc Martin's - I couldn't afford them. I used them throughout school and they got knocked around quite a bit.… Continue reading Daily Prompt – These boots are made for walking.
I really don't, usually words and stories pour out and I just write them down. Almost as if I am the secretary for my own head. But last night I sat down to write the next chapter and.... nothing. What I did write was clumsy and not all that good. I got stressed, massively so.… Continue reading I don’t get writer’s block but…
I draw. Normally Welsh Life but I can draw and paint almost any subject. My forte is animal and people portraits. Except I am not earning money at it. I used to but I stopped because I found it difficult to see the original leave. My workshop is surrounded by my art and I love… Continue reading Shall I illustrate my stories?
I am studying children's writing for the critical essay and something comes up in one of my workshops. Are some of the subjects too adult for the age range? I start to look. What subjects are taboo? And I have found the answer - none. You can write about anything for children, it's the way… Continue reading Dissertation 6
Writing has never been a hobby for me. Solely because I never wrote before I started studying it. I didn't think I could. Once I realised that my writing is half-way decent it was what I wanted to do full-time. Before this I told stories. Some fiction and some fact. I told them to everyone… Continue reading Hobby or obsession?
Procrastination To procrastinate - to carry out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time. I do procrastinate, but it usually involves writing. You see I love to write, but not all subjects. So… Continue reading Daily Prompt – Procrastination