My Exeter Bucket List

When I moved to Devon in September 2016 to start my Creative Writing MA at Exeter University, one of the things I was most looking forward to was living near the sea. The sea is a huge source of inspiration for me. In fact, looking back at all my writing projects, I’m unsure if it…

What Makes a Writer?

Debating “what makes a writer?” and “who is allowed to call themselves a writer?” used to take up a fair bit of my time. I loved to write, had been writing for years and daydreamed of publication. But I didn’t feel like a writer. The vocation felt distant, far away. Today, things are a lot simpler.

All Writers Steal

Whether we like it or not, the stories we consume help to shape us as people. And if you are a writer, they will also rub off on your writing.

Are big brands making our experiences generic?

I’ll skip the long winded introduction about the age we live in and the way in which huge multinational chains dominate and permeate every part of our modern lives. We all know this already.

Am I Enough?

Am I enough for… myself? For my high standards, the pressure I put on myself, my shabby brand of perfectionism?

Seasons though

I feel like it’s probably a very British thing to be enthusiastic about seasons. But I’ve always found something refreshing and inspiring about entering a new ‘time of year’.