Monthly Archives: February 2018

Self-Compassion and Your Writing Life

It’s not just me, right? 2017 was HARD, and I’m not sure 2018 is on track to be much better. I had to take a social media break towards the end of the year, just to preserve my sanity and remember a sweet little thing called Hope. How about you? Many of us wish the… Read more…

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In Which I Confess An Embarrassing Writing Habit

coloring as writers play to overcome writers block

True story: for a couple of months, I didn’t write anything until I’d spent 20 minutes colouring in pretty fairy pictures with my specially-purchased watercolour pencils and glitter crayons. This was a little while before that whole adult colouring book thing took off – and I have to admit, I felt relieved when that happened… Read more…

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The Trick That Saved My Writing Life

time to write

There was a time, about a decade ago now, when I could not bring myself to write. I had been seriously working on my writing for a number of years, and had published poems and stories in literary journals, and won some prizes. I was at the point where I needed to be pulling together… Read more…

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