It settles beneath your skin, into your very bones. You cannot help it. It is like a virus, slipping past your defences. You cannot help but feel the cold shiver running down your spine as you look at the clock and calculate how little time you have. The ask is too much, you know it.… Continue reading Stress (100 Words)
Sometimes it's easier to be harsh than it is kind. Kindness takes self reflection. A pause before you respond. It takes selflessness to be kind. To choose a better path even if your feels demand another. But even though it harder, the world deserves more kindness in it. So try to be kind. First posted… Continue reading Kind – (From the Archives)
As January brings us into a new year and a new decade, I thought it would be nice to chance up some of my blog pieces. Over the years I’ve been writing, I’ve collected various bits of information that are squirrelled away in notebooks and in my mind that might come in handy to other… Continue reading How To: Character Drivers
How is it the end of November already? I swear a minute ago it was August, and now we’re closing in on the end of the year at the speed of light. This month, my focus has all be on Nanowrimo, which has meant my short flash fiction & other short stories have taken somewhat… Continue reading Lessons from Nano (November Update)
First posted in 2017. || Image Credit: Photo by Alice Hampson on Unsplash Anger is a good emotion, a strong emotion. It is an emotion which comes from wanting to fight back against the world, a person, a situation. It is vibrant reds and oranges, it is pure brilliant white like the heat of a forge. Anger shapes you, if… Continue reading Flash Fiction – Goodbye Anger (From the Archives)
Sometimes it's easier to be harsh than it is kind. Kindness takes self reflection. A pause before you respond. It takes selflessness to be kind. To choose a better path even if your feels demand another. But even though it harder, the world deserves more kindness in it. So try to be kind.
There are many archetypes and personality types that any kind of person could try to shove themselves into in an attempt to categorise the human psyche. I remember at school those who were studying psychology coming out of their lesson and trying to shove labels onto various ticks, habits and phrases that people said as… Continue reading Opinion – The Gardener vs The Architect
Why everyone should read a fantasy book at least once in their lives.
[Stories on a Theme - a weekly theme that I use as a spring board for short stories over the weekend. Catch up with the posts on my IG] It's the almost home feeling, the place before you're truly home but you're so close. You sigh. Your journey is almost over. It doesn't matter where… Continue reading Almost There – “Stories on a Theme” (Home)
This month’s blog is written whilst looking out on a grey and dreary February morning. It’s before work starts, before the world wakes up, and the only sound outside is the sound of the birds welcoming in the day, punctuated by the occasional car driving too fast down our road. February has been somewhat of… Continue reading February Update – Redefining Success