Writing

My blog has documented my entire journey to becoming a writer. Here you’ll find books, short stories, flash fiction and opinion pieces.

Writing

What Elizabeth Wurtzel Taught Me as a Troubled Twenty-Something

Reading about Elizabeth Wurtzel’s death yesterday (7th Jan 2020) was like a kick in my guts. Long time literary hero of mine, Wurtzel was a rank outsider. Telling it like it was in an era where everyone swept their feelings under the carpet. I read Prozac Nation, Bitch and More, Now, Again back to back […]

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Identity Crisis by Ben Elton
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Book Review: Identity Crisis by Ben Elton

It’s always exciting when one of your favourite authors has a new book out and I eagerly awaited the release of Identity Crisis by Ben Elton for months. I’ve been a huge fan of his work for many years and have read almost everything he’s written. Elton’s razor sharp wit, combined with a firmly attached […]

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Why Brene Brown is a tonic for my inspiration fatigued soul
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Why Brené Brown is a Tonic for My Inspiration Fatigued Soul and Will be for Yours Too

I’m going to start this piece by saying that it takes a LOT for me to feel inspired. I’ve been blogging for almost a decade and have quite literally seen it all. Backstabbing and unpleasant behaviour, climbing and trampling. Scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. Saying one thing to faces and another behind closed […]

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kids are resilient
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How Much of a Truth Seeker Are You?

Ultimately, all I want from the people in my life is to be told the truth. Not their version of the truth; not what they think I want to hear; the actual truth. Once I have the facts in front of me, I can decide how I feel about those facts. From my earliest childhood […]

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blogging mummytries
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Getting Out of Fight or Flight Mode

Over the years, I have referred a lot to my dysfunctional childhood, but by simply calling it “dysfunctional” I’ve been downplaying it. Most people’s childhood can be described – in some way or another – as “dysfunctional”. Mine was spent in a perpetual state of fight or flight: worrying about when the next bad-thing would […]

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