Icing on the publication cake

My first short story to be published in an anthology is now out in the world! I know it's not the greatest achievement a writer can aspire to, but it's a significant milestone for me. The book launch was SUCH FUN. Some dear friends and family members came to support me, which I am deeply … Continue reading Icing on the publication cake

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Criticism vs critique

What the difference is & how to take it

This is a writing blog

I went to the amazing Genrecon for the second time last week, and once again it was a huge shot in the arm for my ambition to be a writer. Massive thanks to convenor Peter Ball and his team of ninjas for another successful conference. My optimism at the start of the year that I'd … Continue reading This is a writing blog

The Joy of Writing

On a day I was beating myself up for not getting 'enough' writing done while I am off work for treatment (despite my best intentions, I continue to be surprised by how little I can do), I read How to Be a Writer: 10 Tips from Rebecca Solnit I'd coincidentally read her excoriating piece on Trump that … Continue reading The Joy of Writing