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Creativity
Put down the cake, it turns out happiness really is a piece of art. Before you roll your eyes and tell me you are yet to find a painting more satisfying than your lemon drizzle, hear me out. I never considered myself ‘arty’. Often feeling out of my depth in the company of more sophisticated...
“Creativity is your wild side calling” What is creativity? I love this question it conjures up a different answer for everyone. Essentially it is the use of our greatest gift, the imagination. Many of us never fully unwrap it. We leave it under the tree of real life for when we have more time. Opening...
What inspired me to write the book? Good question. The story for Jobslut was caught directly from the pool of life, in many ways it explores a journey that is universal to us all. From the first word to the last it was a rollercoaster of fun, laughter and despair as Anna tried to find her place...
When I asked Alice for an interview, tracking her down on her addictive Instagram feed, chirpy energy poured into her warm, friendly responses. Agreeing to meet at our local Joe and the Juice she gave me the feeling I was meeting an old friend. She ordered a large green tea, her staple hot drink. There...
The places we spend the most time soak into our bones, they become a lightbulb or dead-end for the imagination. Choosing the canvass of our stories has a strong influence on the chapters we end up writing, attention must be paid. Living in London is more than a lifestyle choice, for me as a writer...
Why is a theme important? The theme of your writing gives an anchor to your story. One of my top tips for choosing a theme is to find common ground between you and the reader. We love to read stories where we can relate and connect to what the characters are going through. A story...
Writing drops comfortably into the paradox of creativity. It is born from a place deeply personal yet longs to be shared. This puts a writer into something of a quandary. You want to dive deep into the depths of your journey. Sharing the lessons and insights you know serves a purpose. Perhaps weaved into a...
The minute I heard that the London book fair was cancelled I called my best friend gutted. We like many writers were excited to connect with the wonderful people who dedicate their lives to getting books into the hands of the people that need them. Authors know very well there is nothing like face to...
Writing. Even as I sit and type this morning remains as bitter -sweet as ever. Every time I stare at the blank page I am faced with choices. Shall I do some more research? Or that other thing first? Perhaps get another coffee? Time has taught me that this is my beloved creative process, once...
I hope everyone reading is safe and well and making the most of the changing times we are moving through. We are all in this together, and that is one thing that can give us all comfort. The current landscape of the world is something we can bring to our writing. One thing we can...
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