Let’s Celebrate a Lifelong Learner!

Hey lovely people, Today we have a guest post from the fabulous and highly inspirational lifelong adult learner, Zahida Azam. Zahida was asked to take part in the Learning and Work Institute’s 100 Year Birthday event this week which was attended by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal. A huge congratulations to Zahida! You canContinue reading “Let’s Celebrate a Lifelong Learner!”

Story Book Ideas in the Rain

There’s nothing like a walk in rainy Wales to get your mind working on story ideas… How about a picture book on the three (moo!) stooges?! See pics below to work out where I might get some inspiration on the mischief and mayhem these three might get up to…!☺️ ⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣ #goexplore #igtravel #ilovetravel #instago #instatravellingContinue reading “Story Book Ideas in the Rain”

A Blank Page

Hey there, It must be a record- 3 posts in a week- I can’t remember the last time I did that! I’ve been asked to write for National Poetry Day by my fellow writer friend, the lovely Nazira Vania. The idea is to put this up on a Twitter thread along with other members ofContinue reading “A Blank Page”

On Giving

Here is the best true story on giving I know, and it was told by Jack Kornfield of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre. An eight-year-old boy had a younger sister who was dying of leukemia, and he was told that without a blood transfusion she would die. His parents explained to him thatContinue reading “On Giving”

The Golden Door Truth Writers Award 2021

Hello and good morning lovely people! I’m so excited to share this video with the lovely Melanie Falvey, where I speak about my book and writing in general. This video came about when I was shortlisted for the Golden Door Award, for which I then went on to WIN the Bronze Golden Door Book Award!Continue reading “The Golden Door Truth Writers Award 2021”

Shortlisted For the Golden Door Award 2021!

Super thrilled that my book, Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love, published by @BeaconBooks has been shortlisted for the GOLDEN DOOR 2021 Award- Truth & Integrity of the Written Word!! Find out more here: GoldenDoorAwards.com/GoldenDoor2021 Why not join us on 4th September for the awards ceremony? In the meantime, if you haven’t already, buy itContinue reading “Shortlisted For the Golden Door Award 2021!”

Bring Them Flowers

To the Writer’s Friend: If you know someone who is writing a novel take them out for lunch. If they’ve finished one- even if it never gets published- it’s a great feat and a huge sustained effort. Bring them flowers.My students laugh. I say I’m not kidding.” Natalie Goldberg Here is a reminder to appreciateContinue reading “Bring Them Flowers”

Writing On Medium

Hey there aspiring writers, I’m hoping to write a little more on Medium. I’ve found it’s a fantastic platform on which to write non-fiction. If you’re patient and consistent with your articles there’s a chance of getting paid for your readership! The other advantage is that you don’t have to write about one niche topicContinue reading “Writing On Medium”

What Do Your Children Mean to You? Write About It!​

On Twitter somebody asked whether having kids was all bad. What she had heard recently had put her off kids for life!! Oh dear 😬 This was my response. What’s yours? ⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣ #love #family #childrenarethebest #mykidsaremylife❤️ #mykids❤️ #happykids #kids #mykidsrock #mykidsmyworld #mykidshave4legs #happy #mykidsarerad #life #mykidsarethecutest #mykidsareawesome #momlife #childhood #instagood #children #childrenarethebest #mykidsaremyeverything #mykidsaremylife #mykidslovemeContinue reading “What Do Your Children Mean to You? Write About It!​”

Writing Does Not Freeze Us, It Frees Us!

Dear aspiring writer, In learning the art of writing, we can get caught up in trying to write the right thing. Wouldn’t it be better to let the emotion of a certain memory set you free? You can try this by exploring your feelings when you pay attention to the world around you. Your explorationContinue reading “Writing Does Not Freeze Us, It Frees Us!”