In April 2016 I quit a great job to go self employed, and free up more time for my writing. The hardest thing with this transition has been trying to explain what I do in social situations. Let's face it "what do you do?", or variations thereof, is one of the first questions you're asked when … Continue reading Professional identity crisis
Sometimes it can feel like the world is geared to the education of the young. Which is great. If anything we need more opportunities for some of the youngsters out there, those who have a taller mountain to climb because they weren't born into a family that owned a chalet near the summit. That's why … Continue reading Too old to start writing?
In 2015 I went on a writing retreat to Lumb Bank in Yorkshire. It was an Arvon Foundation writing course and our writing tutors were the fabulous Stephen May and Emma Jane Unsworth. It was a really special week, not just because of the inspiration we got from our brilliant tutors, but because I found … Continue reading A Guide To Writing For Me, By Me