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What are endorsements and why are they important for this poetry pamphlet?

As soon as I began this project, I knew I wanted to do it properly, to create a book worthy of people’s hard earned money, and worthy of the memory of my brother. A big part of this is getting the look and feel of the book spot on. I’m grateful for the skills ofContinue reading “What are endorsements and why are they important for this poetry pamphlet?”

I’m writing again

And it feels wonderful. I’m part of a group delving into folklore and witchery as part of The Corn Dolly Speaks it’s a course which sparks my imagination and sends me off on merry research missions that spark it even more. I’m reading some amazing poetry, working with amazing people and feel excited by writingContinue reading “I’m writing again”

How to write a book

Steven King famously answers this question with “one word after another” . It’s something that’s both simple and hideously complicated, joyful and soul wrenching. This time last week I was glum. Bereft, full of regret at trying, at sending my heart out to the world to be read and responded to. A wise friend thenContinue reading “How to write a book”

And they’re off…

The first batch of Dust is finally off into the big wide world. I’m excited to hear your feedback. It’s such a magical feeling to package all these – a bit of a pinch me moment. If you’ve not yet got round to buying a copy of Dust just click the button, or send meContinue reading “And they’re off…”

Dust is here!

After a very exciting journey involving van fires, reprints, and the nuances of delivering in an area that’s known for its higgledy piggledy roads a parcel of beautiful books has arrived. Now the hard work begins – selling. I have very little experience (i.e., none) of marketing a book. I read them, write them, buyContinue reading “Dust is here!”

Are we there yet?

July has been a blur of time with friends and family, adventures including a visit to the Norfolk Broads as well as putting the finishing touches to Dust. It’s been a challenging month healthwise, but goodness all the ups and downs and careful planning have been worth it. The big writing news is that DustContinue reading “Are we there yet?”

New goals, new leaves, new logo, new resolution

I have a planner. I love the planner. I love making plans. I have not stuck to the plans and my planner has had a stern word with me. This year has been a floundering year. I’ve pinballed around trying to take care of aging parents, trying to work enough to be able to affordContinue reading “New goals, new leaves, new logo, new resolution”

Pamphlet update, new projects and a plea for help!

Goodness what a long time since my last post. It’s been a busy few weeks, with little time for writing anything. I’m having a phase of not being able to slow down which is never good and  consequently my mental and physical health are at a bit of a low ebb. One of the weirdestContinue reading “Pamphlet update, new projects and a plea for help!”

Would you like to read three pieces of good news?

Of course you would and it just so happens three good things have happened this week. First of all, the Poetry for CALM crowdfunder raised £1018 in direct donations and cash contributions. I’m amazed and humbled at people’s generosity, especially in such challenging times. The amount going to CALM and SOBS will continue to growContinue reading “Would you like to read three pieces of good news?”