Set the Scene: Writer Carol Lovekin

Some uplifting reading for you today! Enjoy my interview with writer Carol Lovekin, author of two books (both published by Honno, the Welsh Women's Press). You can find Carole online, via her blog and on Twitter. What were your reasons for taking up swimming? Initially, & predictably, because I thought it would be good for me.… Continue reading Set the Scene: Writer Carol Lovekin

What Happens Next?

Fantasy is a broad spectrum of wonders. As a story ends, I often find myself asking, "Then what?" I'm fascinated by the big TA-DAAA moment. A glimpse of what comes after. The sun rises, people gather, rebuilding awaits. I often linger there. It cannot be all rainbows and ribbons - a battle is won though struggles continue… Continue reading What Happens Next?

Set the Scene: Artist Wendy Andrew

I'm asking people about an activity or skill they love.  This week I'm happy to share my interview with representational artist Wendy Andrew... 1. What drew you to becoming an artist? I have always drawn and painted and made things! My father was an artist and took me to life drawing classes as a young… Continue reading Set the Scene: Artist Wendy Andrew

Changeling Days

In the creation of a project there is a time of turning inward. Of walking spirals and circles as mood overlaps thought. Then comes the time to blossom. In patterns of slow emerging, in bursts of ecstatic colour. Writing is like this. Characters shifting; their behaviour ebbing and flowing just as winter becomes spring. Creative… Continue reading Changeling Days

Dig In

My days are spent in words and nature. Writing up at tables or curled into chairs. Pages curl, leaves unfurl, flowers bloom and pens run out. Comes the morning and the sun. Weeds are dug out, plants watered, turf lifted. Some fruit, a mug of tea, water guzzled in bliss. A rush of air as… Continue reading Dig In