Just recently I've been writing a new novel and it is a complete change to the way I usually write. I'm a character person, my characters have life before they reach the page, I need them to write my story. This time, things have changed. So, when I wrote All I Left Behind, I had … Continue reading A change to the plan…
Look inside, what do you see? A papier mache me. Made of glue that starts to melt. Disfigured elements. Bruised and scarred, my tarnished flesh is an unwelcome guest. It’s all there, if you look hard, underneath the facade. Cruel mirrors, reflecting me, for everyone to see. Let's connect... Facebook Goodreads Twitter Instagram
Can you hear me? If I scream, will you help me? I am breaking, in shadows, blood cascading. Disintegrate. In silence, lungs suffocate. Everything at stake, in darkness. My life is fake. Not listening, it’s too late. Reach out your hand I’m drowning, too broke to stand. Beneath my skin I’m singing, A final hymn. … Continue reading Poetry – Desperation
I'd love to start a new feature on my blog, sort of a Q&A for writers, in the hope that it might be of interest or help to others. If you would like to get involved I would love to hear from you or if you know someone who might be interested then please pass … Continue reading Calling all writers!
The music’s blaring. The crowd is jumping to the beat, while you can barely feel your feet. You try to scream. But your mouth has run dry, while tears sting your eyes. Try to stumble on. But both your legs are dead, and your body has turned to lead. You’ve got to breath. You try … Continue reading Poetry – The Panic Attack
We read, study and learn to write poetry from a young age. As mentioned on my blog, I love to write, novels mainly, however, there is a special place in my heart for poetry. Recently I've been thinking about the way in which I use poetry. I don't write it all the time, in fact … Continue reading On writing poetry
I realised the other day that I've been writing this blog for over two years now. Not always consistently, and not always well! But I've enjoyed having somewhere to write down my thoughts, my ideas, my grievances! When I began I was unsure whether I would continue with it, I wondered how long I would … Continue reading My favourite posts!
Two weetabix for breakfast, two sugars in my tea, It is just the simplest things that you've passed down to me. Some food before netball and a jumper when I'm done, Do your best no matter what, it won't matter if you won. School is so important, you would always say to me, In the … Continue reading Poetry – In Loving Memory
Here's the short prequel to my novel 'Welcome to the Twist' available on Kindle, I hope you enjoy! The thin blanket that covered our shivering bodies was no longer enough to stave off the cold. I held the small frame of my daughter tighter, hoping to give her enough warmth to make it through the … Continue reading Ellie: A short story
So, I've been pretty absent from the blogging world for a while now, in fact I've been pretty absent from most things lately! I've written before about having Ulcerative Colitis and, well, it flared once again...what joy. While waiting for treatment I retreated from anything that involved being fully awake or having a substantial amount … Continue reading Life and Writing Update