Revisiting Old Favourites

I had the rare pleasure of revisiting a fantasy world that I have loved some time ago through a new story recently. Garth Nix’s Clariel a prequel to Sabriel, the first of the Abhorsen trilogy was published. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, there is something different about revisiting a world where you know all of […]

Some thoughts on #WorldMentalHealthDay

Given that today is World Mental Health Day I thought that I would take the opportunity to offer some of my thoughts about how writing can help to deal with mental health issues. I’m a big supporter of┬áMIND and Time to Change, in fact I’m due to be taking part in this years Great South […]

Changing Tastes – How Fickle are we as readers?

So I recently turned 30 and although I’m very much looking forward to my 30’s I have been very introspective about how much I’ve changed over the past 10 yrs or so. One area that I’ve noticed a particular change in over the years is my reading tastes. Looking back over my shelves they are […]

Reading or Writing – How much should we be reading as writers?

I seem to be running back over the theme of lack of time in my posts at present. Although things are finally starting to settle and I’m managing my time better this weeks post is going to touch on the same theme again. Again and again I have been told that if I am going […]

When Writing Clashes with the Day Job

Recently, for the first time since I started writing I have found that my day job is taking so much of my time and effort that I am physically struggling to fit in time to write more than a couple of sentences a day as I am going to bed. I’d be very interested to […]