Category: Creative Writing

Book Review: The INFJ Writer by Lauren Sapala

Book Review: The INFJ Writer by Lauren Sapala

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links, which means I can earn a small commission if you click on them and then make a purchase. This goes towards blog hosting and other expenses. For more information, please read the full disclosure. Title: The INFJ Writer: Cracking the Creative Genius of the World’s Rarest Type  Author: Lauren Sapala Edition: Paperback Publisher: Self-published Release date: October 2016 Genre: Non-fiction No.pages: 216 Synopsis After years of coaching writers who struggled with procrastination issues, high sensitivity to criticism, and crippling self doubt, Lauren Sapala realized that almost every one of her clients was an […]


#IWSG May 2018: Springing into writing?

#IWSG May 2018: Springing into writing?

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: E.M.A. Timar, J. Q. Rose, C.Lee McKenzie, and Raimey Gallant! Last month I was very busy writing posts for the A-Z challenge, so I didn’t actually get much work on my WiP done. However, my theme did relate to what I’m writing about and has given me a lot of food for thought. I’ve been puzzling over a lot of plot points and daydreaming about character motivations. It’s all a bit […]


#IWSG April 2018: Writing Through the Storm

#IWSG April 2018: Writing Through the Storm

After a long break from writing, I finally started to get back into it this year. I decided to rejoin the Insecure Writer’s Support Group 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 Olga Godim,Chemist Ken, Renee Scattergood, and Tamara Narayan.    When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing?  Well, I have to admit that this is something I struggle with. In the past, when my writing hasn’t been […]


WiP Wednesday (2)

WiP Wednesday (2)

Welcome to WiP Wednesday (short for Work in Progress Wednesday), a new weekly blog meme. Every Wednesday, I’ll be sharing details of a project I’m working on, whether it’s creative writing, art, web design or home decorating. I’ll ask for advice if I’m having any difficulties too. I’d love for you to join in with me! My WiP Type of project: Creative writing Working title: Shattered Hearts (The Mirror Universe #1) Description: I’m working on the first draft of a new adult sci-fi retelling of Alice in Wonderland (sort of Alice meets Star Wars).  Start date: 8th January 2018 Goal […]


WiP Wednesday (1)

WiP Wednesday (1)

Welcome to WiP Wednesday (short for Work in Progress Wednesday), a new weekly blog meme. Every Wednesday, I’ll be sharing details of a project I’m working on, whether it’s creative writing, art, web design or home decorating. I’ll ask for advice if I’m having any difficulties too. I’d love for you to join in with me! My WiP Type of project: Creative writing Working title: Shattered Hearts (The Mirror Universe #1) Description: I’m working on the first draft of a new adult sci-fi retelling of Alice in Wonderland (sort of Alice meets Star Wars).  Start date: 8th January 2018 Goal […]


“The Sun’s Return”, a poem inspired by Lincolnshire skies

“The Sun’s Return”, a poem inspired by Lincolnshire skies

When city-dwellers visit the Lincolnshire countryside, they often express their amazement that there is “so much sky”. My home county, the second largest in England, is characterised by wide open fields stretching right to the horizon. Apart from a beautiful cluster of hills known as “the Wolds” and the aptly-named “Steep Hill” in Lincoln, the area is mostly flat, allowing us to gaze upon some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the country. Below is a photograph I took of a sunset back in October (left) alongside a photograph of this morning’s sunrise (right). I just love the striking […]


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#LoveAThon Mini Challenge 3: Book Spine Poetry

#LoveAThon Mini Challenge 3: Book Spine Poetry

For this challenge we were asked to create some book spine poems, which are poems created by mixing and matching book titles from our shelves. This was my favourite challenge last year so I was looking forward to having another go. It was harder this time as I didn’t want to use many of the same titles and my stash of physical books hasn’t grown much over the past year. But I did manage one short poem: The Scorch Trials A million suns catching fire, Fahrenheit 451, Fever, panic, desperation.  Vanishing girls wither, fade Gone forever.  What do you think? Feel […]