Life and writing through a pandemic – COVID-19.

It's been a while since I've had the time and energy to write here, but writing alas is in my nature so now I feel ready to catch you all up on what's been happening since March 2020. These are some of my experiences. Like the rest of the world facing unprecedented times, I have …

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Imposter Syndrome of Nervous Writer

Imposter Syndrome – Nerves of a novice.

One of my biggest fears about writing is that one day somebody is going to call me out - a fake, a phoney, or as a clueless wannabe. She has no idea what she's doing! I always thought that this was just nerves or another wonderful side effect of having anxiety, that is until I …

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For the love of libraries blog post

For the love of libraries.

When was the last time you went to your library? I say your library as there are many different kinds: Academic, Public, Private and Workplace. You will have access to a library somewhere - when was the last time you went? I talk a lot on this blog about writing and reading and how important …

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So you've got a writing degree - What next?

So you’ve got a writing degree – what next?

I've just graduated with a First class degree in Creative & Professional Writing from the University of Wolverhampton, and I could not be happier about it. Sometimes though, when I talk about my degree I get this... "A Humanities degree?" "What job are you going to get with that?" "Ah, you're doing English, so you're …

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Margaret Atwood - The Testaments book review, spoiler free.

Book review: The Testaments – Margaret Atwood. *spoiler-free*

If you haven't seen the cover of Margaret Atwood's new book plastered in the media and over the windows of your local bookshop, where have you been? More importantly... Go check out your local bookshop!  The Testaments, a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale was released 10th September 2019, and it is a long-anticipated entry in Atwood's …

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