Vulnerability: Ouch

Vulnerability: Ouch

Warning: this post contains some raw honesty and some bad jokes. I have committed to the honesty, and the jokes are an attempt to cover it up. I hope they fail. We’re at that point in the term where my students suddenly run for the hills. Not because they can’t stand...
Beginnings

Beginnings

I love this quote from Stephen King, whose thoughts on writing always strike a chord with me. Taking that first step is really intimidating sometimes. And opening lines are so important, we’re always – quite correctly – told. Here’s what he...
Returning to Childhood

Returning to Childhood

WRITING IS FUN … isn’t it?   Remembering why I write is hard sometimes. Remembering that I love it, and that it’s supposed to be fun – rather than hair-tearing and stressful, and often squeezed into a corner of the day rather than prioritised. Why is this so...