When I published Coffee Break Companion I acquired the services of an editor to help polish off my manuscript before I uploaded it to Createspace. Deciding who to use, and what services I required was a challenge, as I had no idea of the range of services available, where to look for an editor, or what help I needed to ensure my manuscript was publication ready. It’s a minefield for the uninitiated, but hopefully this post will help a little.
At the end of May I took a step in a new direction and held a workshop on Creative Writing for mental health, as I mentioned in my previous post on this topic.
I thought it would be nice to share how the workshop went, and a bit of information on the content I used for my lesson plan for the workshop, so if anyone else is interested in doing a workshop you could use this as a starting point for planning your own class… Continue reading “Running a Creative Writing for Mental Health Workshop”
A comment on a recent blog post asked me if I had any advice for fictionalising one’s own experiences to be able to share them as stories a little more detached from oneself. So, I thought as I have done this quite a lot in many of my short stories I would share a little on how that process works for me, hopefully it will be helpful to others attempting to do this. Continue reading “How to Fictionalise your own experiences”
Today I welcome Lavinia Urban, author of The Dating Game book series to the blog. The latest of the series is out this month, so let’s find out a bit more about the author… Continue reading “Author Interview – Lavinia Urban The Dating Game Series”
In April 2018 I took my family on the MSC Magnifica cruise around Northern Europe. It was an experience I won’t forget in a hurry. It was my fifth cruise, but for my two adult children it was their first time cruising, so I had hoped they would be able to see why I love cruising so much… that wasn’t to be the case…