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Don't dream it.....

Recently, I was lucky enough to see a live production of The Rocky Horror Show at the Peacock theatre in London. I can't express quite...

Why write?

My father sent me copies of eight A4 pages written by my grandmother. She wrote them towards the end of her life and the handwriting is...

Under-represented - or something...

The world barely had time to absorb Ms Markle's picture book writing experiment before (tarrra!) the artist formally known as Prince...

Pitchforking Picture Books

By now we all know that Meghan Markle has published a picture book. `The Bench' comes with the following blurb on Amazon : "beautifully...

Spring is in the Air

It's been a long time since I wrote. To be honest, the long lockdown Winter seemed to suck all inspiration away - and I suspect I'm not...

Finding magic

January is slow. There's no doubt about that. No wonder there are so many jokes about the 97 days between December payday and January...

Deep December

I find December a very strange time of the year - all bleak and bright mixed up in emotions and notions. Here in the UK it is the grim...

Writing insights - Frank Prem

I am so pleased to be able to introduce Frank Prem, Australian poet and writer, as my guest blogger. Frank has been a storytelling poet...

Right! To write!

It feels a bit bleak right now: here in the UK the weather is grey and cold and we are back in lockdown. The actual rules of lockdown...

I say `YES!'

Writers are fragile creatures. Easily frightened, those of us tentatively weaving a writing identity fall into two broad categories:...

The words and me....

So this is the thing: at what point are you a writer? I distinctly remember the moment that I learnt to read. The word was `donkey' and...