Creativity

Flawed Mothers in Fiction – or are they?

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To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, from today until the end of March I’ll be writing articles about ‘flawed’ women in fiction. As a psychologist and as a woman, I have never warmed to passive women in fiction. I see them as a foil to the ‘bad man’ and isn’t that too easy? […]

Books

The Story of My Story: Perfect Ten

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Now January is over and done I’m starting to look forward to 2018 even more. In case I hadn’t mentioned it, I have a novel out this year! Perfect Ten will be published on the 6th September 2018. As you can imagine, this is very exciting for me, and I’m going to start at the […]

nanowrimo

Different words required…

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Ten days into NaNoWriMo and I’m still on target. Even better, just getting the words onto the page has allowed me time to really think about the plot, and make a few changes. I’ve decided that one of the strands of my novel needs a different, less formal voice but I won’t be thinking about […]