Writing Prompt: Sleep

Titch is at the foot of the bed. Her head is buried in the duvet, a foot away from me. I have had the most irregular sleep the past week, through travel and going out. Last night, having got home from a trip at around 8pm, I was exhausted but couldn't sleep. By 3am I... Continue Reading →

Language Lessons

I just had my first German lesson. It was an hour and a half of learning numbers, how to say "what is that, who is that, this is a country, this is a city..." Basic stuff, but it was fun to concentrate on something totally unfamiliar. It was a break from work, from home, TV,... Continue Reading →

Peace and Quiet

I've had a lazy weekend. I don't often have a weekend where I feel at liberty to relax and do as I please. At some point from the time I leave work to the time I get home, I feel guilty if I don't pick up an industry book or do research online. Today, I... Continue Reading →

Quote for the day

Writers are not just people who sit down and write.  They hazard themselves.  Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake. - E. L. Doctorow


I'm raising money for Cancer Research UK but getting people to sponsor me in the Paris Marathon in April. I haven't trained hard enough and I'm worried I won't be able to cut it, but I'm still determined to try. There are a lot of reasons why I'm doing this. I want to prove to... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Valentine’s Day

Holidays mean different things to different people. Some people think of Valentine's Day as another commercial opportunity for greeting card companies and chocolate makers and florists. To others, its an opportunity to show people they love their feelings. For others still, it can be a reminder to the single cynics out there that romance isn't... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Snow Day/Moonlight

It's funny how different people react to the harsh weather. I looked out the window and saw the fields behind my house covered with snow. The hillside wore a white blanket, inviting me to slide down on a sledge. When I went to the front of the house, the street and gardens were hidden and... Continue Reading →

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