Category Writing

The Diary of an Unpublished Author #8

Dear Diary, This one is all about rejections. Dum, dum, dum. I’m not going to pretend that I haven’t received any rejections from literary agents in the quest for a book publishing deal… Don’t worry, people will tell you. [Insert famous author name here] received hundreds of rejections before they finally got published. That’s all well and good, and […]

Poetry Corner | Poem #30: Stargazing

I looked up and saw the Milky Way painted across the sky like it wasn’t real and it made me feel like, really, neither was I.

Poetry Corner | Poem #29

Perhaps I should have known.

Poetry Corner | Poem #28

Written half in Prague and half in London and wholly from my heart.

The Diary of an Unpublished Author #7 (or how to apply for literary agents)

Dear Diary, It’s coming to that time of year again. Nope, I’m not talking about mince pies and Christmas lights and terrible but wonderful festive films. (Although, yes that is true too. Can we talk about how great Arthur Christmas is for a minute?!) I’m talking about the time of year where I bear my […]

Poetry Corner | Poem #27: Trainsitting

There’s nothing like a long train journey for an epiphany or two; to remind you of who you are and where you are and where you’re going. In transit is sometimes the best place to find yourself.

The Diary of an Unpublished Author #6

Dear Diary, Today I’m going to talk about motivation. Perhaps it will start off about writing, but I think it will end up being about life, as inevitably everything does. The two are intrinsically linked, you see – writing and life. In many ways my writing is my life; it is, quite honestly, the most important […]