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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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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Poetry Open Mic Night: Social Media

Poem: Social Media

I was lucky enough to perform this poem at my local poetry open mic night at The Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton, the theme was 'Social Media'. There were many great poems and stories told and the night was wonderfully open and friendly to all. I had never read my own poetry aloud to an audience before …

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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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