It's Friday and it's freezing! We woke up to -9 degrees this morning and the kids left the house for school bundled to the eyeballs. I don't mind the cold particularly but, thankfully, I have a day of writing and studying planned so, for now, I can sit here warm and toasty and enjoy a … Continue reading Friday nights and winter “hygge”…
They say a writer should write what they know. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say this and it seems to be the most common piece of advice offered to all aspiring writers. But what does it mean? And does it help you become a better writer? For a long time … Continue reading Like looking in a mirror?
Have you ever fallen hopelessly in love with a literary pet and wished they were yours? I have! Countless times! Nearly every one of my favourite books has had a pet character and for me they have been as important to the story as any of their human counterparts. During the process of plotting out … Continue reading The Puuuurfect Pet?
Yesterday I was driving through a slush storm to pick my kids up from school. The temperature was yo-yoing just around freezing and the sky was dark grey, a heavy mass of clouds that couldn't make up their mind if they wanted to pelt us with rain or bury us in snow. Hence the slush. … Continue reading When are you at your most creative?