Category: CREATIVE HOBBIES

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Theme Reveal

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Theme Reveal

Once again, it’s time for the great and powerful Blogging from A-Z Challenge theme reveal! This will be the 7th time I’ve taken part in the challenge and it’s always been a valuable experience whether I’ve made it to the finish line or not. Last year, some of you may remember that I did an A-Z of Alice in Wonderland, analysing the various characters, themes, and symbols that appear in Carroll’s works. I really enjoyed exploring that topic, but it did take quite a lot of research to put together. This April will be very busy for me, as my […]


#IWSG March 2019: Masquerade: Oddly Suited Blog Tour & Heroes Vs. Villains

#IWSG March 2019: Masquerade: Oddly Suited Blog Tour & Heroes Vs. Villains

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:  Beverly Stowe McClure, Erika Beebe, and Lisa Buie-Collard!  Hello, everyone! I hope you’re all having a good week. I’ve been feeling slightly frazzled lately as I have so much going on both at work and at home. Finding time for writing is a challenge at the moment, but I’m trying to squeeze in a little where I can. If only I could survive without sleep! I’m excited to […]


#WEPFF February Challenge: 28 Days

#WEPFF February Challenge: 28 Days

Content advisory notice: My entry contains detailed references to addiction and child bereavement which may be triggering for some. Write…Edit…Publish post on the third Wednesday of every second month and the challenges are open to all. To join in, you submit your name to the list, write an entry for the prompt (1000 words or less) and edit it. Then on the date given, you publish it to your blog, stating your feedback preferences. You can also read and leave comments on the other entries and share the challenge far and wide on social media. The winner for each prompt wins a $10 Amazon […]


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Posted 20th February 2019 in: Creative Writing. Tagged: ,

#IWSG Feb 2019: Masquerade Anthology News & my Creative Outlets

#IWSG Feb 2019: Masquerade Anthology News & my Creative Outlets

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:  Raimey Gallant, Natalie Aguirre, CV Grehan, and Michelle Wallace!  Hello, everyone! I hope it’s not too cold where you are. We haven’t had snow yet, but I’m quite looking forward to it. I’m just glad that January is out of the way now because it’s such a bleak month, isn’t it? Masquerade: Oddly Suited News I’ve been having a fantastic time getting to know my fellow anthology authors and coming […]


#IWSG Jan 2019: Writing Goals, Questions and Exciting News

#IWSG Jan 2019: Writing Goals, Questions and Exciting News

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:  Patricia Lynne, Lisa Buie-Collard, Kim Lajevardi, and Fundy Blue! Exciting News! Happy New Year, everyone! I’m starting off 2019 on a high after receiving some great news. My short story ‘Sea of Sorrows’ was selected to be part of the IWSG anthology Masquerade: Oddly Suited! I’m absolutely thrilled and so excited to see my work published (although I am slightly scared about the fact people will now read my work. Eek!) […]


#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 […]