The books that made me

There isĀ  difference, I think, between the books you classify as your favourite reads and those that inspired you to write yourself. One of my favourite books, for example is Stephen King’s The Dark Half – and while King has inspired me in many ways, his books don’t necessarily make me want to write (mostly […]

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On Reading, Subjectivity and Authenticity

Last week I read a book that blew me away. This only happens a couple of times a year – I read about two novels a week, most of which are wonderful, but those ones that get under your skin and make you think and make you consider your own craft as a writer only […]

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Writing with Chronic Illness

I work full-time as a paralegal in a large law firm in Leeds and I also struggle with chronic illness – fibromyalgia and endometriosis in my case. As you can imagine, writing books as well is very much a case of careful management of both time and energy. I know a lot of writers, particularly […]

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