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#IWSG Nov 2018: Creativity in Life

#IWSG Nov 2018: Creativity in Life

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are:  Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor,Ann V. Friend,JQ Rose, and Elizabeth Seckman! October was a busy month for me in which I did lots of writing and editing and I was pleased that I managed to submit my short story to the IWSG Anthology Contest. It was good practice and I’m proud of myself for having the courage to enter. How has your creativity in life evolved since you started writing? […]


Q & A with Professional Photographer Marina Art

Q & A with Professional Photographer Marina Art

Today I’m excited to share with you my interview with professional photographer Marina Art! Photographs have always been important to me and I’m always the one snapping away at family events, but my knowledge and skill are only very basic. However, photography is an art form I really appreciate and want to learn more about.     Marina is a professional child, family and wedding photographer and owner of Marina Art Photography, based in Boston, Lincolnshire (UK). She specialises in maternity, newborn, child, family, portrait and wedding photography.  I first met Marina for a family photo session when my daughter  Leona […]


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Posted 14th October 2018 in: Arts & Crafts. Tagged: ,

#IWSG Oct 2018: Picking myself up again

#IWSG Oct 2018: Picking myself up again

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are:  Dolorah, Tanya Miranda, Chemist Ken, and Christopher D. Votey For some strange reason, I ended up answering this month’s optional question last month (not sure how that happened!) so today’s post will be an unstructured waffle instead. This past month has been a tough one for me. After a glorious summer break filled with lots of writing, reading and family time, I found it hard to go back to work in […]


#IWSG Sept 2018: Writing about major life events

#IWSG Sept 2018: Writing about major life events

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are:   Dolorah @ Book Lover,Christopher D. Votey, Tanya Miranda, and Chemist Ken! This month I’ve been steadily working through the first draft of my WiP. It’s frustrating that I don’t have more time to work on it, but I know I’ll get their eventually so I’m trying to write little and often. The story is taking on a life of its own now and I’m excited to see how my characters […]


#ThursdayAesthetic (4): Author Life

#ThursdayAesthetic (4): Author Life

#ThursdayAesthetic is a weekly meme started by science-fiction and fantasy author Jessica James. You can find out more about it here. This week’s theme is:  Author Life Share some of *your* favourite things. Show us what inspires you! This prompt is a bit different from usual and it was really fun thinking about the things that make me happy and inspire me. So without further ado, *Julie Andrews voice* Here are a few of my favourite things: The adorable paws top left belong to my beautiful cat, Magical Mr Mistoffelees. The pile of books to the right is from my own collection […]


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Posted 16th August 2018 in: Creative Writing. Tagged: ,

#ThursdayAesthetic (3): Home

#ThursdayAesthetic (3): Home

It’s time for another #ThursdayAesthetic for my current WiP, which I’ve nicknamed Crossover, as not only does it involve crossing dimensions, but it’s also a genre mashup of sci-fi and fantasy. #ThursdayAesthetic is a weekly meme started by science-fiction and fantasy author Jessica James. You can find out more about it here. This week’s theme is:  Home What’s home to your MC? Is it a place? A person? An idea? I actually did the perfect aesthetic for this last week when the theme was dreams, as Nova’s dream is to find somewhere that she belongs. She doesn’t really have any place she can call home […]


#ThursdayAesthetic (2): Dreams

#ThursdayAesthetic (2): Dreams

It’s time for another #ThursdayAesthetic for my current WiP, which I’ve nicknamed Crossover, as not only does it involve crossing dimensions, but it’s also a genre mashup of sci-fi and fantasy. #ThursdayAesthetic is a weekly meme started by science-fiction and fantasy author Jessica James. You can find out more about it here. This week’s theme is:    Dreams What does your MC want most? What’s driving them forward? Nova is working on board a spaceship with a team of scientists who are searching the galaxy for an Earth 2.0, a new home for humanity. She dreams of being one of the first to discover a beacon […]


#IWSG Aug 2018: #CampNaNoWriMo Wrap Up and the Benefits of Writing in the Morning

#IWSG Aug 2018: #CampNaNoWriMo Wrap Up and the Benefits of Writing in the Morning

It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month. This month’s co-hosts are:  Erika Beebe, Sandra Hoover,Susan Gourley, and Lee Lowery! I can’t really answer this month’s optional question about publishing pitfalls since I have no experience in that area, so I thought I’d talk about my Camp NaNoWriMo experience instead. If you’re not familiar with it, Camp NaNoWriMo is an extension of National Novel Writing Month in November (a challenge where participants aim to write 50,000 words in 30 days), but […]