Category Archives: Thoughts about writing

A bit of ‘How’s Your Writing?’

The lovely Rebecca Audra Smith has asked me to respond to her blog tour about writing with my own thoughts. Last week I was lucky enough to perform at Loose Muse, an open mic night for women writers, and Rosie Garland

A bit of ‘How’s Your Writing?’

The lovely Rebecca Audra Smith has asked me to respond to her blog tour about writing with my own thoughts. Last week I was lucky enough to perform at Loose Muse, an open mic night for women writers, and Rosie Garland

Breathing Lightly :: Workshop Prep

On Saturday, Rebecca Audra and I will be running our first writing workshop together at Madlab; Breathing Lightly. I’m a bit worried, and mostly excited. I haven’t run a workshop in several months and I’m really looking forward to this

Breathing Lightly :: Workshop Prep

On Saturday, Rebecca Audra and I will be running our first writing workshop together at Madlab; Breathing Lightly. I’m a bit worried, and mostly excited. I haven’t run a workshop in several months and I’m really looking forward to this

Breathing Lightly :: March writing workshop

On Saturday March 1st, fellow writer Rebecca Audra Smith and myself are running a some creative writing workshops at Madlab in the Northern Quarter, called ‘Breathing Lightly‘. What is it? We wanted to do something in the run-up to International

Breathing Lightly :: March writing workshop

On Saturday March 1st, fellow writer Rebecca Audra Smith and myself are running a some creative writing workshops at Madlab in the Northern Quarter, called ‘Breathing Lightly‘. What is it? We wanted to do something in the run-up to International

Throwing Stones

I like the idea of ‘throwing’ a poem in the way you’d throw a pot, in pottery. I feel like the way I write now is to throw a lot of words onto the page, then work into them to

Throwing Stones

I like the idea of ‘throwing’ a poem in the way you’d throw a pot, in pottery. I feel like the way I write now is to throw a lot of words onto the page, then work into them to

Imagine Meeting Me

This morning, whilst lying in bed and hoping for some inspiration to find me, I stumbled across this series by photographer Chino Otsuka. The series is called ‘Imagine Meeting Me’. She takes images of herself as a child/adolescent, and inserts

Imagine Meeting Me

This morning, whilst lying in bed and hoping for some inspiration to find me, I stumbled across this series by photographer Chino Otsuka. The series is called ‘Imagine Meeting Me’. She takes images of herself as a child/adolescent, and inserts

A Writing Year

It’s been very quiet on this front of late; I’ve had a break from writing recently, mostly thanks to a wee bout of depression, so now I’m feeling reflective and hopeful and want to take a look at what I’ve

A Writing Year

It’s been very quiet on this front of late; I’ve had a break from writing recently, mostly thanks to a wee bout of depression, so now I’m feeling reflective and hopeful and want to take a look at what I’ve

Little Known and Small Stones

Until I moved away for university at twenty, I had always lived in the same house. It’s an average house in a very small town, and my childhood bedroom looked out from the edge of an average middle-class estate to

Little Known and Small Stones

Until I moved away for university at twenty, I had always lived in the same house. It’s an average house in a very small town, and my childhood bedroom looked out from the edge of an average middle-class estate to