The Gift of Poetry: A Love Story

My last blog post featured a story that I was gifted by a stranger… She had told me of the loss of her husband and the gift of a watch, and what the watch now meant to her, how dear it was to her, how close to her heart… I’ve been pondering on this for […]

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The gift of a watch: A love story

Today, I am in the mood for simplicity… So I will keep this short and sweet. Just a little love story as most of my stories are in their own way. It was something I posted this morning on Facebook and I felt like treasuring it as a keepsake on my blog… To remind me, […]

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In offence of a throwaway culture

  I often find it so enchanting… The mysterious paths life leads me down… The nooks and crannies it sends me exploring… In thinking about the commercial work I do (when I’m not indulging with my blog and out there trying to ‘adult’!), I often consider my purpose as a writer all the same, to […]

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On the nature of friends and fiction

Clayton Truscott, in a field, preparing for the coming of the Great Pumpkin… All my life, I had conspired to be a writer… Whether it was reworked versions of fairytales I knew and loved… Or short stories about my pet snails or my dog, Bojangles… Writing was all I’d ever wanted to do… . So […]

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A little slice of advice for the brave freelancer entering the world of writing

A little while ago, I had a Skype interview with a class of journalism students. It had been as a favour for a friend, and I had reluctantly accepted, not knowing if I had any advice to offer them… I was still a fledgling in the world of freelancing myself. Some of their questions I […]

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