Useful emerging writers resources

These are the books and resources on writing I’ve found most useful in the past two years, when my focus has been on establishing a writing practice and structuring methodology: Take off Your Pants by Libby Hawker Useful for structuring and character development This is probably the book I’ve found most useful for structure, so…

Writing a novel: Both marathon and relay race

This week I was delighted to hear that a flash piece of mine is being published on the patreon of Black Hare Press. It’s been 9 months since my last publication. That’s enough time to incubate a baby, but not quite enough time (in my case) to finish a first novel. Over the past 9…

Stories of Survival

I forgot to post about this anthology when it was published in August 2021. When this was published I was knee-deep in emergency communications for COVID-19. At that time words for me were all about persuasion – convincing people to wear masks, to contact register and to get vaccinated. It wasn’t all about the language,…

Twice not Shy anthology

Twice not shy, ‘Writing Naked’

I have a couple of flash fiction pieces published in the upcoming anthology ‘Twice Not Shy’ by local legends Night Parrot Press. My work in that anthology is different to a lot of things I’ve written before because it’s not speculative – the stories are based strongly on life and my own experience. They both…

WINNER of ‘KSP’s ‘Spooky stories’ competition 2020

A few weeks ago Shannon from KSP Writer’s Centre asked me to read my story at their ‘Spooky stories’ anthology launch. I knew I was being published, but I said to my boyfriend Ronan, ”I won’t win, my entry wasn’t that good.” When I was on the zoom call I realised that only the top…

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