The Heart of Writing

Helping you to connect with the writer within

Reading Catch-Up

So, folks. I didn’t beat my record of 46 books read in 2014, I actually lost count at the end of 2015, and my Goodreads account has been a little … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Writing, like life itself, is a voyage of discovery. The adventure is a metaphysical one: it is a way of approaching life indirectly, of acquiring a total rather than a … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Photo Prompt

A woman sits alone, facing out to the autumnal forest… Use this photo to prompt a story or poem. How does it make you feel when studying this picture? What … Continue reading

December 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Soundtrack – Music Prompt

Here’s the latest in the music prompt series:  “A Dune a Doom” by Picastro. I’ve been listening to this band a lot recently, especially because I find the strings in their … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Story Prompt

Use this photo to start your story. Imagine a group of people coming from the city to spend a week in this cabin. Think about what has brought them here. … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

“I think revising is the same as writing.It’s all work. It’s all part of the process. Writing and revision are not two entirely different things, even though they demand slightly … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Flamingo Land and Other Stories

So pleased to announce that Flight Press’s anthology, Flamingo Land and Other Stories is now available to buy! This book is complied of the London Short Story Prize 2014 winners…and me! … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

“I get up early in the morning to write. I wake up before my internal critic does.” – Marlon James

October 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato

October 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reading Challenge 2015 – Third Quarter

I cannot believe it is that time already, and I only have one more quarter to beat last year’s record of 42 books in total. This quarter, I think I’ve … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · Leave a comment