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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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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Putting yourself out there as a Writer

What if I'm not good enough? What if they laugh, sneer, or use my work as a bad example? What if I fail? Without bravery, I'd still be working a stressful and mostly unsatisfying job in retail. I'd still be questioning if I was good enough to be a writer, instead of showing people just …

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To Stop and Smell the Roses – Writing & Anxiety

I am guilty. I am guilty of not basking in a moment of pure joy and pride. I have anxiety. I've had it as long as I can remember, but only put a name to it in my teenage years. Generalised Anxiety Disorder. GAD. Why is this important? Well, sometimes when you have anxiety, you …

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