Reading like a writer

I'm trying to read like a writer. Choosing books that will inspire and educate me. Award winning and well-written, innovative and classic. However, that only gets me so far. I also have to feed my romance and self improvement addictions. Leaving aside academic papers for the day job and email correspondence for long distance family,… Continue reading Reading like a writer

In need of a Writing Reboot?

I set a goal for 31 July 2016 to reach the 30,000 word target of my novel. I'm still about 10,000 off. I've been stuck just below 20,000 for the last few weeks, and just can't seem to get past it. Tonight will be the night! Does this ever happen to you? What was the reason?… Continue reading In need of a Writing Reboot?

Liebster Award semi-acceptance

A long while ago, the lovely Lisa Lancaster nominated me for the Liebster Award. I want to thank her for welcoming me into a community of writers. She is candid, inspirational and makes me smile. She has fostered a wonderful group of fellow writers about her. What I really want to write is a novel. Lisa's done… Continue reading Liebster Award semi-acceptance

One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you, Deepina, for nominating me for the Lovely Blog Award. What a lovely way to find new blogs! I am new to blogging, and my first reaction was a little apprehensive. I had no idea that bloggers awarded each other in this way. (Now I see otherwise... !) Reading that blogging is Deepina's solace, her… Continue reading One Lovely Blog Award

Pugs in Green Park #weekendcoffeeshare

If we were having coffee, I'd recommend you crash a meeting of pugs in the park, like I did today. Not three, not thirty, more! I confess, I never liked pugs before, I always thought them squashed-looking. But today, I am quite converted. Big ones, little ones, fat rolly ones and skinny ones, old and… Continue reading Pugs in Green Park #weekendcoffeeshare

Staying On Track: Motivation, Inspiration & Positivity

Join the call to arms! What a great idea 🙂 Thanks Carol.

Writing and Works

This is a call to arms for all you bloggers out there!

I’m looking for a paragraph of two on what helps you stay motivated, inspired and positive. These snippets will then be gathered into one guest post to be put up on Sunday, 8pm GMT.

If you want to join in just leave a comment below.

Please re-post and share this. I want to hear as many tips and tricks for staying on track as we can get.

Thank you to Deepina Pal for the inspiration behind this. You can find her at her blog The Untraceable Girl.

Remember, short quick tips on what keeps you motivated, inspired and working towards the things you love.


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Writer’s post: the cinema of the mind

You know that moment in a dark cinema when the person next to you lifts their hand for a mouthful of popcorn and their watch catches in the light? It's enough. That small distraction breaks your suspension of disbelief. Suddenly, the film seems utterly daft and implausible. That is exactly how this week felt. Before I… Continue reading Writer’s post: the cinema of the mind