My Writing Space

One of the tips you've heard (and will hear) me give time and time again is that one of the most important things when writing is to write where, how and when suits you. For me - as you probably well know by now! - that means writing regularly, as my mental health permits, and... Continue Reading →

Procrastination: How I Beat It

Over the past years, I have become something of an expert in talking myself into and out of things. Perhaps the way in which I do this the most, these days, is dealing with procrastination. We've all procrastinated. Even the most driven, organised, relentless people I know put things off. I consider myself a pretty... Continue Reading →

Growth in Three Graphs

I've spent a lot of time in the past fortnight thinking about how far I've come in the past few years - personally and professionally and all sorts. My mantra is to share everything with you so that you can see the truth behind things. So today I want to talk about something more specific... Continue Reading →

Becoming Hermione Granger

When I was a child - and this will doubtless be surprising to no one - everyone called me Hermione. The most conflicting part about this was that people called me Hermione both as a compliment and as an insult. If I put my hand up in class (which I did often; the similarity was... Continue Reading →

Stealing From Fairytales: Part 1

Once upon a time there was a thief called Nessa. Nessa knew that all good fairytales started with that sort of thing, which was precisely why she'd always avoided it. Thieves never did well in fairy tales, and she had no desire to summon the attention of the Realms of the Faeries by invoking that... Continue Reading →

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