#FlashFiction – “Not the Last”

Today my lovely friends at Swell Publications posted the following writing prompt on their Facebook page: “If you only had one day to live, what would you do with your time? I can’t decide whether to save the world from impending doom or go get froyo.” My story is not so much a “one dayContinue reading “#FlashFiction – “Not the Last””

My Author Photo Shoot!

So most of the photos I have of myself are connected to the local theatre productions I’ve done over the years. I’m usually wearing makeup and contact lenses. Which is all fine, but theatre!me is quite a different vibe to author!me. This year I met Stephanie, who is still in high-school but already has anContinue reading “My Author Photo Shoot!”

2020 Writing Goals – October Check-in

At the start of this year, some writer friends and I chose a word as the theme for the coming 12 months. Mine was LEARN. I’ve definitely been learning. And now we’re on the downhill run towards the end of the year. In some ways, it feels like the months have dragged on beyond belief, andContinue reading “2020 Writing Goals – October Check-in”

Snippet er… Sunday? – September 27, 2020

Yes, I’m leaving the graphic up even though it has the wrong day on it. Soon I’ll get back to regular Saturday posts. 😂 I got some lovely responses to my flash fiction on Wednesday, so thank you for that! Apart from flash fiction, I’ve spent the last week getting back into my edits andContinue reading “Snippet er… Sunday? – September 27, 2020”

#FlashFiction – “The Longer You Stay…”

Hello all. I know, I know, it’s been a month since I last posted anything here. Apparently my brain can only cope with one creative pursuit at a time and for a while, The Thornthwaite Inheritance: The Musical was taking up all my creative brain space. Doing an original musical was a new experience, andContinue reading “#FlashFiction – “The Longer You Stay…””

Snippet Saturday – August 29, 2020

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a month since I last updated here. I thought for a while that I was going to get back to my novel, but then I spent several weeks thinking about that and not having the energy to do anything about it. I had thought if I were only toContinue reading “Snippet Saturday – August 29, 2020”

Snippet Saturday – July 25, 2020

I’m scheduling this post because I’m running around a bit today – my birthday party is this afternoon! My birthday is actually tomorrow but I have a rehearsal for the musical I’m in… which will probably mean extra cake and stuff, and honestly, I love rehearsing… but also means there’s no opportunity to get togetherContinue reading “Snippet Saturday – July 25, 2020”

Snippet Saturday – July 11, 2020

Hello everyone! I hope this week has treated you well. The last few weeks I’ve been stressing about a short story competition. Protip: don’t enter a competition where you have to pay the sign-up fee before you find out the theme. It wasn’t a massive sign-up fee and I could have just let it go,Continue reading “Snippet Saturday – July 11, 2020”

Snippet Saturday – July 04, 2020

In the interests of trying to blog with some kind of regularity, I am implementing Snippet Saturday. Not to be confused with Snippet Sunday, which is a fairly popular blog hop. I’m not good at blog hops; it’s better for me to just do my own thing. I can schedule a few of these atContinue reading “Snippet Saturday – July 04, 2020”

2020 Writing Goals – Mid-year Check-in

At the start of this year, some writer friends and I chose a word as the theme for the coming 12 months. Mine was LEARN. With everything that’s gone on in the past few months, I’ve been doing a fair amount of learning, not just about writing but life in general. Learning how to make workContinue reading “2020 Writing Goals – Mid-year Check-in”