Both and….

The basics of good writing:- having a story arc, building tension to keep the reader’s attention, creating believable, complex characters, developing a unique voice, showing how the characters change through the story, the seven deadly sins, we all have one or more, but it is how our characters deal with them that is intriguing. … More Both and….

Coffee and ink spots!

The coffee bean has a split in the middle, perhaps to remind us that all things in life come with a good side and a bad side. It depends how you use them. I find that is particularly true of personal gifts. Anger can be a righteous passion for change, campaigning for Fair Trade, and rights of workers, or it can be an uncontrolled indulgence that hypes us up when we should be resting. Coffee is a choice as well as a personal preference! … More Coffee and ink spots!

Commit your ways

Do you have days when life seems to drag you down? Today’s fiveminutefriday prompt of COMMIT challenged me to look upwards instead of into the mud of endless tasks and duties. Extra jobs have cut in on my plan to focus on writing this week: Resending a document missing in the post Chasing an overdue tax … More Commit your ways

I am going to the Association of Christian Writers annual meeting Saturday 9th October in central London

Looking forward to this event. You can see more on the ACW website. I and fellow writers will have copies of our books for sale and there will also be the chance to buy the new manual for Christian writers, Write Well. https://christianwriters.co.uk/acw-publications/write-well/

Summer is a basket of simple ingredients, intoxicating when combined.

The Hampton Court Garden Show is the epitomy of an English summer, a basket of simple ingredients, intoxicating when combined. Here is our summer’s day: People thronging in their sensible shoes and flowery shirts, the wise pulling a plastic cart to hold their purchases, The air filled with music and chatter, scented with coffee and … More Summer is a basket of simple ingredients, intoxicating when combined.

‘One day more, another day another destiny’. Is this the year I will get the kitchen cupboards clean?

Yesterday the UK government announced that the lockdown here will go on for at least another week. The Marsh family version of ‘One Day More’ from Les Miserables has been playing in my head. Like most of us I am missing friends and family, and struggling to keep motivated without the inspiration and creativity of … More ‘One day more, another day another destiny’. Is this the year I will get the kitchen cupboards clean?