All About My Writer’s Notebook

Most writers I know have an addiction to something (coffee, Twitter, notebook&pens etc.) I have been collecting notebooks for years and years, and recently I have started to make my own. I really enjoy crafting my own supplies. I feel like it gives me a certain kind of creative independence, and it allows me to … Continue reading All About My Writer’s Notebook

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The Value of Personal Archives

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash  Most recordings and accounts of our lives are now being distributed online. 'Science and culture in the 21st century are born digital; today’s Einsteins, Rembrandts, and Bachs create and record their works on digital devices.' (1) We are archiving our lives in real-time, probably without even realising it. Everything … Continue reading The Value of Personal Archives

What’s Next for As I Write

Hello! Some of you may have noticed the tonal shift in some of my last posts, a bit more serious, more academic. That's mainly due to the fact that I have allocated some space onto my blog for one of my uni modules, Transitions: Writers in the Marketplace, which is all about exploring my author … Continue reading What’s Next for As I Write

Prussia Cove Writing Trip

A beautiful backdrop, completely disconnected from the outside world and seemingly out of this decade, the dramatic coastal path stretching left and right. Does it make you want to pull out your pen and paper? Because this is the type of thing that really gets my creative juices flowing. I don't get a chance to … Continue reading Prussia Cove Writing Trip

Writing update

What's really happening is that I'm working on an idea for a novel. I'm a perfectionist, you see, so even this simple task, which should probably only take a couple of weeks, has been ongoing for a few years now. I know what I want it to be, I can 'see' it in my mind's eye, … Continue reading Writing update

A Day In the Sun

Snow Fell On the Day I Was Born On a cold December morning, a woman gave birth to her firstborn. She was full of love and excitement, and she held her daughter against her bare chest. The child was small, hot skin against her own, and cried out in the night from the adjacent cot … Continue reading A Day In the Sun

Hitting the Writing ‘Reset’

This storm in a cup has been brewing a long time. It's time I hit 'Reset' on my writing life and enjoy a cup of decaf instead. There comes a point in most writers' lives when they feel self-doubt creeping in. As with most other things, this is a perfectly normal response to the act of … Continue reading Hitting the Writing ‘Reset’