The Creative Psyche needs sleep

It’s amazing what sleep does for one. It can be entirely too easy to dismiss the qualities of decent sleep. When we’re in this busy, fast-paced, always-connected world, sleep can often be consigned to when we’re dead. I kind of get this mentality. As a person who loves a to-do list, to plan, to makeContinue reading “The Creative Psyche needs sleep”

Taking a break in Canterbury

I bought one of those worlds at the King’s English bookshop, a particularly crooked house, in Canterbury. I collect older Georgette Heyer’s and added The Conquerer to my collection on my trip. The 17th century house is also known as Sir John Boys House and is reputedly mentioned in the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.

The Guilt of Writing

I have realised recently, both from my own experience and from hearing about the experiences of others, that there really is a lot of guilt going hand-in-hand with writing for some authors. It can sound fanciful to some, but it to others it can be something which dries up the flow of inspiration and makesContinue reading “The Guilt of Writing”

Plot Devices Pt 1: The Old ‘Don’t Know You’re Looking’ Ploy

So, this is part 1 of the expansion on the post which had my friend Clare’s comment in it. Once upon a time… I said that I would talk a little about how you can move your plot line on and just wanted to expand on Clare’s point about seeing the realness and depth ofContinue reading “Plot Devices Pt 1: The Old ‘Don’t Know You’re Looking’ Ploy”