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Writing Like I’m Alive

Creativity sprint - ready, set, go ‘Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens.’ Ray Bradbury The only time I wrote every day for a month I was rewriting. When I signed up for Zoetic Press’s creativity sprint, Write Like You’re Alive, I was provoking myself… Me: Go on, write a new story every single day in July AND immediately submit it to an editor, I DARE YOU. Gonzo (my creative brain): Whoopee! Hooray! Sniffy Neg (my inner critic): I always knew she was bonkers, but this puts a cherry on it. Gonzo: Yay! Doolally time! Sniffy Neg: I think you’ll find she’s simply avoiding that tricky second draft of the over-complex novel she’ll probably never finish, and if s


Reading, writing and smiling

I live in Sussex by the sea, writing stories and novels which are speculative, historical and literary. I blog and tweet about inspiration, happy writing and delicious words. My goal is to share a little everyday magic.


You can find my work in the NonBinary Review, Write Like You're AliveTrue Tales from the Old Hill , Hysteria 6, Everyday Epics, Stories for Homes, and Every Day Fiction.

There are also some tiny fictions on this site which I hope you enjoy.

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Book Reviews

My book reviews are over on Goodreads. I'm always delighted to receive requests from authors. If your book appeals to me I'll buy it, read it and review it. I'd love to hear from you.

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