Happy Valentine’s Day

If you can take 5 minutes out of your busy day to read a short story, here's one of mine. With love 😀 Felicity Why are we turning? Lurching from his seat, Neal swung himself around the pole, his thumb finding the button to ring the bell. Thundering down the central aisle of the bus,... Continue Reading →

Master of Creative Writing

I've just had an email from the Open University to confirm that I have been awarded an MA in Creative Writing. That means a lot to me; there were many obstacles to overcome over the two years of study; but what does it mean to you, my clients and potential clients? Most people are capable... Continue Reading →

Why Some Words Are Worth More

Do you think it's worth paying your copywriter a decent rate? It seems like some companies these days don't. I've lost count of the number of adverts I've seen offering $0.01 or less per word. I'm aware of infinite monkey theorem, but that's still a lot of peanuts to get a decent post. I get... Continue Reading →

Be Kind to Your Customers

Next Tuesday, the 13th of November is World Kindness Day. Observed in around 28 countries, it's a day that's dedicated to encouraging us all to be kinder to each other. It's a noble endeavor, which you can read more about at the World Kindness Movement website. It's easy to think about kindness in terms of... Continue Reading →

Don’t Read The Comments

You might remember that this time last year I was quite excited about having been nominated for a York Women Mean Business award. As it turned out, I wasn't the final winner but I had an amazing night celebrating with other inspirational ladies from York. In the intervening 12 months, I've stayed a part of... Continue Reading →

Alfie Slider and the Frozen Prince

I'm really excited to say that my second children's novel, Alfie Slider and the Frozen Prince is available to order from Amazon! The official launch date for the book is the 12th of August 2018, when I'll be selling signed copies at York Unleashed. The Kindle version of the book will go live on the... Continue Reading →

You Can Do It Yourself (But You Shouldn’t)

There's a lot of bad feeling in the Indie Publishing world, towards what are called, 'Vanity Presses'. These are publishers who charge would-be authors to publish their books. Whilst there's no doubt that there are unscrupulous businesses out there who will trade on author's desire to see their name in print, a lot of legitimate... Continue Reading →


In my last article about writer's block, I talked about how my ideas for stories or articles sometimes need a little time to take shape in my head. Once they do? I can start writing. And that's true when I'm writing from experience because then I have a story to tell and the structure of... Continue Reading →

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