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Inspiration

A rather beautiful thing happened on the way to school yesterday. So I thought I’d share it. Usually the school run involves flapping madly, shoehorning everyone into the car, checking whether everyone has everything they need, flapping madly, getting out of the car,...

For years, I’ve been haunted by a book from my childhood. (Not literally, although that might make an interesting story). The strange thing is, whenever I’ve mentioned it to people, no-one has ever been able to recall this book. I was beginning to think it...

Why do writers write? There are many reasons. Some pursue fame and fortune, while others may find writing therapeutic.  For me, like many other writers,  the main reason I write is because there is a “monster in my boot.” Let me explain....

My husband came back from work the other day and told me he’d got me a present. Needless to say, I was delighted. what would it be? Chocolates? Flowers? Expensive, luxurious bubble bath? No. He presented me with a flat, square parcel and...

There seems to be some debate in the writing world about whether writing courses are helpful or necessary. Now I’ve finished running my ‘Part 2’ of ‘Writing Children’s Books,’ some of my students have been requesting I run a Part 3. This has got me...