One of my sadnesses early on in lockdown was feeling like the work of my novel was being washed away by our new reality.
...for a long time I internalised the importance of being stoic. Thinking of it as a strength. I couldn't metabolize the sentimental. Anything saccharin was too much for me to take, to likely to errode my defences.
I've always tried to be authentic in writing about travel with babies and travel with kids.
What can a close reading of Never Let Me Go, by Nobel Prize in literature winner Kazuo Ishiguro teach you as a writer?
I will teach them that a mothers love and a fathers love can protect them from everything...
sewing contains romance, excitement and a hit of the happy you usually need to spend money to get, all while adding feathers to your sustainability crown.
The second pop-up for the Emerald Bookshelf kicked off on Saturday at the Gala Opening of My Mother is an Artist at Bridgend Farmhouse. It as a lovely afternoon of book and chat - sharing the inspiration and sometimes frustrations of being a mother and an artist.
Opening afternoon - 19th January - a kid friendly event kicking off at 2pm, with readings and artists talks.
I am still in that valley known as the kids school holidays, so 2019 will not officially start until later this week. In the meantime here is a list compiled by Helen Taylor of all the Women Writers Network Favourite Reads of 2018 Feel free to tweet us @womenwritersnet with any of your favourites. Happy New… Continue reading Women Writers Network Favourite Reads of 2018
The Emerald Bookshelf – guest curated by Ailie Walace, showcasing The Rooftop Writers Anthology, Suzanne Egerton, Max Scratchman, Carol Allan, Ailie Wallace, Waymaking – a new anthology of Women's adventure writing and more.
I was happy to have my brood
all under our roof
with the winds raging outside.
some surprises, re-rememberings and new ways of looking forwards.