Writing: The Process

I met with author ES Moxon recently, to talk about the process of writing Sky Drum... 1. What was the initial inspiration for your current book/series? A thunderstorm several years ago reminded me of recurring childhood dreams. I've always been fascinated in nature and the cosmos. I began thinking about people interacting and working with them directly.… Continue reading Writing: The Process

Set the Scene: Writer Carol Lovekin

Enjoy my interview with writer Carol Lovekin, author of two books (both published by Honno, the Welsh Women's Press). You can find Carol 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. And because a fear of deep water… Continue reading Set the Scene: Writer Carol Lovekin

Curiosity

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 to exist. Neither is life entirely morose - alongside grief and uneasy alliances there are moments of joy.… Continue reading Curiosity

Set the Scene: Artist Wendy Andrew

Update: I interviewed representational artist Wendy Andrew and her website - Painting Dreams - features a new blog. Read on for inspiration... 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 child, so being… Continue reading Set the Scene: Artist Wendy Andrew

Dig In

Here is another extract that is part of a larger collection, I hope you enjoy it: "Days spent in words and nature. Writing at tables or curled into chairs. Leaves unfurl, flowers bloom and pens run out. Comes the morning and the sun. Words and weeds are dug. This is where magic happens. Plot twists and new… Continue reading Dig In