Thursday, 11 November 2010

Designing New Courses

I am in the middle of designing a couple of new online writing courses. It is an exciting stage. I have a paper everywhere and notes written on every scrap. I have so many ideas but wanted to ask you what kinds of creative writing courses you are interested in taking. Would you prefer more creative courses to give your writing a kick start or courses introducing key aspects of writing? Would you prefer beginner or more advanced courses? What kind of course are you looking for right now? Your help will make sure that the new courses suit you. I would dearly love for you to email me with your thoughts or leave me a comment here. Thank you again for all your support so far.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

On a Thursday

I am slowly getting back into the swing of things. September is turning out to be a busy month. The Handmade Writer e-course has started up again and it has been lovely meeting so many writers. Everyone is busy working on this week's writing project and from the ideas they have shared so far they are going to be fantastic.

There are some big changes going on behind-the-scenes at Bring Yourself. Big changes! I can't wait to show you what's coming up. It will probably all be ready in a couple of months. There is plenty of work to do first.

I am feeling ever so slightly overwhelmed by my own writing at the moment. I am re-writing, editing, re-structuring and ripping parts up and starting again. It is dis-orientating. So, I have given myself Thursdays. It is a luxury but on a Thursday I have the whole day to write, plan and think. I don't have to worry, I just have to do. I think it is going to be my favourite day of the week.

Thursday, 9 September 2010


September is my favourite month. Autumn is on its way and soon I will be able to play in the falling leaves. I feel justified in buying new pens as I get into the back-to-school spirit. Oh, and it's my birthday too. That might be one of my favourite parts of the month.

Last weekend, I had a lovely birthday trip to Wales to stay in the most wonderful house. I walked most of the way up a windy mountain looking for a lake. I learned that I find it difficult to follow board game instructions. I ate freshly baked bread and chocolate brownies by the plateful. It was exactly what I needed.

Now, it's back to work, back to school, back home.

There are still a few places on the September Handmade Writer e-course. It's perfect if you want to spend your autumn writing.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010


Did I ever tell you about Cafe Kino? I was involved with setting a dear little vegan co-operative cafe in Bristol. It's a place I love and my visit there today was a perfect way to end my August Break.

For The August Break.

Friday, 27 August 2010


For The August Break.

Thursday, 26 August 2010


For The August Break.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010


I'm back from a lovely break spent by the seaside. There was plenty of paddling in the sea, sandy toes, ice cream cones, beach huts, canoeing and long walks. Even though it rained most days, I indulged in a proper seaside holiday.

For The August Break.