I don’t normally write about such personal stuff as I know people are going through their own difficulties and tragedies but this has been building up and true to my writing heart this is how I deal with my emotions and thoughts, by releasing them onto a page. I’m not sure who, if anyone, willContinue reading “A long, hard journey…”
I heard this today on a podcast, it’s from Brene Brown. Hit me right in the gut… ‘Everyday ordinary moments that we steamroll right over, then looking for big moments but yet when we inevitably experience loss and grief in our lives it can really be defined by the loss of normalcy, the moments IContinue reading “This…”
Came across this today from Nikita Gill. Simply beautiful. Hoping this comforts others as it has me. Sending love, N.
A while ago I read this poem at work and thought of it again late last night after this week started with International Women’s Day. I work at The Reader, where literature sits at the very heart of what we do. Internally, we read as often as we can together as a team, it’s wonderful.Continue reading “‘Between starshine and clay…’”
I’ve not put pen to paper in a good while now, it’s difficult to carve out time when there’s an 18 month old running around and you’re trying to do your day job properly. Yes, what silly excuses, and the likely real truth is that 2020 has made it difficult to tap into that creativeContinue reading “A Little Reminder…”
Lots of things going round in my head at the moment, but nothing I can actually make sense of, very strange times. So for now, a quote from Tennyson to spread a bit of hope and reminding us ‘to find’ and ‘not to yield’ Sending love, N.
This morning, I managed to have another read though the Letters to Note anthology and Letter No. 079 is pretty good, especially for budding writers. In fact, even a published writer would likely find truth within the words and make use of the advice. This particular letter, written in 1934, is a correspondence between Ernest Hemingway andContinue reading “‘Write and write truly’”
One of the main threads in my current novel is the friendship between Joseph Ventre (protagonist) and the young Bella Moretta. As much as I enjoy the research and the historical elements when writing this book, developing Joseph and Bella’s friendship has been and will continue to be my most favourite part! I remember, asContinue reading “Friendship in Fiction”
It’s been Wimbledon overload the past week or so on my social media and I was lucky enough to be on Centre Court last Friday (in the stands that is… only in my dreams do I don fresh whites and play a 5-setter!) I went along with my Dad who got me interested in theContinue reading “Hawk-eye on the Prize”