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“Sometimes that means walking away and opening your heart to something new” “I feel like a failure,” a friend said to me recently half a bottle of wine into a long-overdue catch-up. “Why?” I asked, curious to what on earth she could fail at. Said friend is the classic over-achiever. She has the house, the career, the...
‘Friendship is the sweetest flower’ “Will you be my friend?” I am claiming that as life’s greatest question. Who remembers plucking up the courage to ask it at school? I do, I bagged myself Nina. My first bestie. We whittered away summers playing kirby, climbing tree’s, buying sweets and devouring her Mums spag bol. The...
“When we are inspired magic, happens” Ah inspiration, the golden elixir. It is what plants flowers in the mind that grow into something beautiful. And one of the frustrations aspiring writers most frequently tap into google is; how do I find it? I know this very well as I am one of them. I once...
‘The beauty of a rainbow, is the refusal to be one colour’ Have you ever had a rainbow appear, just when you need something to brighten your day? Perhaps one of those mornings it’s showering with life’s unpleasantries. Stumped your toe? Exhausting to do list? Boss being an ass hole? Suddenly, you look up at...
Autumn has its benefits don’t get me wrong, pumpkin spices lattes, an extra hour in bed. Still, those dark mornings and pending winter can have us all feeling the need for some sunshine. Discovering Belinda’s work in an eclectic studio of Chelsea felt synchronic. Beautiful chaos demands attention. Belinda refuses to manipulate her work for...
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. 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...
The uncertainty surrounding everyones lives right now has stimulated a lot of fear, anxiety and chaos. It is impossible to completely switch our awareness of with our daily routines being forced to change. Remember we are all in this together, and we will pull through by supporting and choosing to focus on what we can...
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