Identity

Trust me, I’m a doctor……..

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My latest novel Life: Immaterial is finally ready to submit. It’s taken longer than expected as I’ve been busy finishing Identity, Women and Health and copy editing plus completing ILM level 7 in leadership and doing a course on how to promote myself publicly!! I’ve been thinking a lot about genre and my synopsis, mainly […]

Fiction

The agony of waiting…..

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I don’t expect anyone from Palgrave McMillan is reading my blog so I’ll tell you a secret: I’m waiting on a decision for a book. It’s a non-fiction book and it’s about women’s health and identity. This book has been a long time in the making, as it’s a product of the study I did […]

Identity

Climbing a mountain……..

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Today, tonight and tomorrow mark the Winter Solstice. This is a deeply significant time for me as the shortest day and the longest night mark the peak of my year. The difficult march up the slopes of the year since last summer have been woven through with happiness and synchronicity. I asked and I was […]

Feminism

Don’t blame it on love……..

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Still on the subject of writing and storytelling, I (and many other writers) have realised that there is a link between storytelling and psychology. Apart from my own PhD study which I have explained in the last blog, there have been many psychologists that write who have made a strong connection between identity and storytelling. […]

Identity

Welcome to Dirty Sparkle!

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Hello and welcome! I thought that it was about time that I started a blog, although I’m not entirely sure what I will be blogging about! One possibility is the Dirty Sparkle project. Somehow in the midst of my academic endeavours I have committed myself to write five novels on the dialectics of women’s lives. […]