Life is not an algorithm

Even if you 'follow the plan' you still might not be a fanof what exactly you end up with -because who decided long agowhich direction you should gowho actually came up with it? Parents, peers or politicians?Who gave you your choices?Rules, regulations, rightswho controls your voices? Who to trust, who to tellwho really knows you …

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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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