In the spirit of all the Marie Kondo hype, let's explore how we can use the #konmari method on our writing too. Here are a few words that probably don't spark joy and are cluttering your writing. Very. Very is a (very) redundant word. I can't think of a single use for it. It's excusable in … Continue reading Marie Kondo Your Writing
Instead of making new year resolutions, I decided to put my list making urges to a different (less pressure inducing) purpose. Here are 18 things I've learnt in 2018. Many of these are writing, reading and poetry related but there's also a fair few cancer related ones. That's just the way it goes sometimes. Audiobooks … Continue reading 18 Things I’ve Learnt In 2018
I know I'm not alone in finding it difficult to let go. Whether it's letting go of the past, a person or a place a lot of these feelings can manifest in our possessions, making it hard to let go of physical items. I kept a holey, shrunken dress for years just because I wore it … Continue reading When to let go: using possessions to create character.
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 … Continue reading My Exeter Bucket List