More main character worries – whose voice is it anyway?

Posted Posted in Identity, Novel, Writing

Inevitably, it’s back to writing! I’m three chapters in on the ‘must make my main character sympathetic’ novel. Yesterday was an epic event as I was in a foul mood and yet I managed to come up with a compelling opening paragraph and a new title! Still, after all the messing around I had to […]

Optimism – breaking through the glass ceiling

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Feminism, Love, Novel, Optimism

Having recovered slightly from all the excitement of last week and the inauguration of President Obama and Mrs Obama’s dress, I still feel optimistic. As the theme of this month’s blog is feminism, I want to write about how optimism and positive thinking is related to the ‘glass ceiling’. I am a working class woman […]


Posted Posted in Books, Freedom, Novel, Writing

Since this is my writing blog, I should write about writing! OK. I am a writer. I have written many pieces including short stories (some published), poems (some published), four novels, a 200000 word thesis and lots of technical stuff for work. I will always write, I consider it my freedom. Since I have escaped […]