100 Posts, 100 Words

My 100th blog post! Fifteen months ago I took a risk and applied for a job knew I wouldn’t get. (I was right, I didn’t). I had very little of the experience required but it sounded like my dream job. However, in the application process, I discovered the wonderful world of blogging, which is inhabited…

Write smarter, not harder! And make it a habit

Originally posted on What Inspires Your Writing?:
Hallelujah, it’s raining Club members! And I am positively thrilled. It’s a cleansing rain?a cloudburst on a sunny spring day that leaves the grass greener and the air crisper. And it’s a rain that offers a fresh start. Opportunity. Myriad possibilities. Can the same be said for your…

I(you) know you(I) love a writing challenge… ;)

There are five more days to submit to Brave and Reckless’ Moon Ate the Dark Writing Prompt Challenge! Writing Prompt: “Moon ate the Dark” Using the writing prompt above, write a 100 to 750 word original piece that integrates the writing prompt. The prompt can used as the title, you can use the phrase intact…

One Year Later

I have been anticipating this moment for the past few months with some mild yet bemused excitement. We are on holiday in South Africa but this is just a vast beautiful backdrop to the event that has been foremost on my mind. My blog has finally turned one year old! It seems strange that this…

Confounding Symptoms. If only…

My father was a neurosurgeon, and he made mistakes. If he had been more of a machine and less human, was never tired or sick himself and always made the right decisions, there are still vast swathes of unchartered territory in the medical understanding of how our bodies work. To put it simply, what makes…

WooHoo! It’s done, all 10,000 words of it!

I could see the little number counter clocking higher and higher down on the left hand side of the screen in Word so I just couldn’t stop. I finally completed Chapter Six last night and this concludes the first section of my book, as well as the 10k March writing challenge – and I’m delighted! I am just…

The 10K Writing Challenge

Originally posted on What Inspires Your Writing?:
I know, I know, I haven’t written much on the blog this week. That’s because March is Challenge month, and I’ve been staying incredibly busy over at ChapterBuzz, where we’ve got some seriously good stories-in-progress emerging. Check out some of the best. Many of the writers would love…

In Her Shoes

“Caitlin, can I borrow your shoes lying here by the door?” “Ok Ma, but please don’t get out of the car when you drop me at the party. If my friends see you wearing my shoes I’ll just die.” “Do they go with my outfit?” Caitlin rolled her eyes, “LOL Ma, anything would go with…

To DO, is DOUBT minus the mixed-up BUT!

Yes, we all struggle with mixed-up buts. Apparently it was Mother Theresa who said: “We are not called to be successful, just faithful“, BUT it can be hard to silence the voices in your head that tell you: You have never done this before so you don’t have any idea how to do it – you…