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”
Last weekend we packed a small travel bag and escaped to North Wales for a beautiful weekend, surrounded by the most picturesque landscape and great friends. It was, quite simply, just what the doctor ordered! A reminder to myself that nature and being outdoors is so bloody good for you, as is taking time outContinue reading “A Gentle Reminder…”
We’ve been blessed with some beautiful skies these past couple of weeks. Feel like there’s a story hiding in that little window to the left… Happy Monday! N.
After seeing this book on numerous coffee tables, I finally have it in my possession thanks to a thoughtful birthday present from a thoughtful family member. . Letters of Note by Shaun Usher I’m three pages in and have already re-read one particular letter a few times. From 1973, the author E. B. White respondsContinue reading “Letters of Note”
After winning the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction Award last year, The Power has been on my ‘to read’ list for a while now. Fellow readers were split in their opinion of the novel so I wanted to see for myself what it was all about. It seemed quite apt that I started reading this aroundContinue reading “Sunday Reading: A Fire & The Power”