Finding food, health, and happiness in Bali.
Yesterday I picked up a copy of Anne Lamott’s book Bird by Bird, and opened it to the page where she talks about writing as a process of filling up and emptying out. It made me think about where I am in my writing life at the moment, having just finished a long project that […]
As with all new things, it took me a while to work out the best way to write a novel. The first time I wrote one, it was a junior fiction book for my daughter, so the pressure was off – she’s my kid, she was going to love it, regardless! Then I started writing […]
One of the reasons it took me so long to say the words, “I’m a writer” out loud was the fear that it would attract attention. I wouldn’t exactly say I’m a shy person… I can meet strangers easily enough, have conversations at parties, I do okay in new situations. What I don’t like, in […]
Writing Tip: How to build characters by being a straight out nosy parker.
I have had the strangest couple of months, probably ever. It’s been so weird that at times I haven’t understood myself at all. My mind has entertained thoughts that seem like they belong to someone else; I have done a couple of things that were completely out of character, and often, I have lain […]
Living overseas is an entirely different thing to travelling overseas …. or is it?
Could getting POTS make me a better writer? How I slowed down and found my silver lining.
Two years ago, I was a person who had not written a full length book. The idea of it felt pretty silly – a whole book? No way. Children’s books I could do, they were what I knew and they were safe. No sex scenes in a children’s book. Nothing too controversial. You won’t find […]
It’s been an entire year since my first novel, Still Waters was released into the big, wide world. What a learning experience! Back then, I didn’t know anything about this book selling business. I had only signed up to Instagram and Twitter a few weeks before, and I was basically scared out of my mind. Fast forward […]