I’ve always used writing when I’m in a bit of a low spot. Whether I’ve had a bad day, I’m feeling overwhelmed or my confidence needs a boost, writing always helps me to get clear on exactly how I’m feeling. … More 5 Writing Techniques for Confidence | Confidence
A drop of condensation rolled down the glass and pooled on the windowpane. Charlie watched it as it made a damp spot on the wood and tutted. Lifting his cigarette to his lips, he took a long drag and looked back to the glaring screen of his laptop. ‘And it was there that Jonah decided … More The Wolf Moon | Writing
With the dreaded C-word still around, I haven’t travelled abroad this year and it’s really had an effect on me. Looking forward to escaping everyday life for a while and discovering somewhere new always gives me a little boost, but this year, I’ve found myself just plodding along, doing the same old thing, day in, … More Hotel du Lac | Books
My university tutor once told me: ‘The Ancient Greeks were doing something right when they made Apollo the god of poetry and medicine.’ I was talking to him about the therapeutic effects of writing – how getting all of your thoughts down on paper can make you feel so much better. Of course, as well … More 5 Ways Creativity Can Boost Your Wellbeing | Confidence
A little something for Yan xx The One I feel as though I’ve come home As though all the stars have formed a constellation in a blue velvet sky, To guide me back to you. As long as I can slip my hand into yours Hear that old familiar voice The world cannot hurt me. … More The One | Writing
Today, I thought I’d share a poem that I wrote for my mother a while ago – I only rediscovered it recently. My mam is my rock & my best friend – I love her to pieces. So this is for her:
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Can you believe that babies born in 2000 are now allowed to legally enter a nightclub? Because I cannot. This year, I’ll be 25 and there are going to be plenty of changes afoot. So, what’s coming up?
It’s the start of a new year and I think pretty much everyone I know is glad to see the back of 2016! What a weird year! Although there were a lot of highlights in 2016, I didn’t do half the things I said I was going to do.
I have something to admit… These past few days, I’ve been slacking. I usually wake up early every morning and write a little bit more of the novel I’ve been working on. But recently, I’ve been feeling a tad stuck. So I’ve dug out a few books from my bookshelf to get me back in … More 5 Books Every Writer Should Own | Books
I’ve got a book review for you today & with the Six Nations coming up, I thought it only right that I should review a book centred on rugby – in fact, it’s a Rugby World Cup thriller!