The Writing Podcast no.9 – Planning & mental space

  In which I talk about weekly planning, prioritising, the power of spending more time on offline reading, and ideas for a newsletter. With thanks to Marigold for information on her planning approach. Stuff I’ve been enjoying reading offline this week: Mslexia The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett Brittle Star 35 Bare Fiction 1 Writers in Conversation Vol.4 […]

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The Writing Podcast no.8 – The freedom of the tray & tipsy inspiration

I’m talking about the benefits of being able to work where I want in the house, and some gin and tonic fuelled poetry. The article I refer to on Laura Hillenbrand can be accessed via http://livewithcfs.blogspot.com/2014/12/weekly-inspiration-laura-hillenbrand.html. listen to ‘Freedom of tray & tipsy inspiration’ on audioBoom Edited with BlogPad Pro


The Writing Podcast no.7 – Fear and philosophy

  In this podcast I am reflecting on fears which get in the way of writing, namely: Is it good enough? and Is it worthwhile? If anyone has the answers, let me know! listen to ‘TWP7 – Fear & philosophy’ on audioBoom Edited with BlogPad Pro

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The Writing Podcast no.6 – or rather the Not Writing Podcast

  In which I try not to sound like I’m making excuses and reflect on how to be more realistic about the amount of energy available for editing in any given week.   listen to ‘TWP-or rather the Not Writing Pod’ on audioBoom Edited with BlogPad Pro


The Writing Podcast no.5 – Realistic goals

On achieving my editing goals for the week, adapting the process, submissions and getting back to regular drawing. It’s been a good week and I hope to keep it that way by staying realistic.   listen to ‘TWP no.5 – Realistic goals’ on audioBoom Edited with BlogPad Pro

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The Writing Podcast no.4 – Tiny steps & holiday

  This week I talk about managing a tiny bit of editing, drawing, my goals for next week, and about the pleasure of turning a visit from family into a ‘holiday’. listen to ‘TWP no.4 – Tiny steps & holiday’ on audioBoom Edited with BlogPad Pro


The Writing Podcast no.3 – Paths of least resistance

In which I’m talking mainly about things loosely to do with writing, including podcasts = comfort, fighting the urge to website revamp again, and trying a different rhythm to the day. listen to ‘TWP no.3 – Paths of least resistance’ on audioBoom Edited with BlogPad Pro

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The Writing Podcast no.2 – Struggling with the gods

(Pencil drawing from Saturday Drawing Club which I probably shouldn’t have gone to and may have to give up, boo hiss.)   So it’s been a hard week but as you’ll hear, some editing has happened. However, BlogPadPro seems to be working ok again, so perhaps this is a sign of a better week to […]


The Writing Podcast no.1 – Getting started again!

The Editing Tray A new start, I hope, to getting focused. Although if the technical challenges of getting this post done are anything to go by, it may be a very rocky new start. Anyway, podcast, and links to sites mentioned, below. listen to ‘Getting started again!’ on audioBoom   Michael Nobbs – www.sustainablycreative.com Keris […]

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Sea, hills and family

Last week was my first break away this year from the day-to-day, and it was good. A few tiring, happy days in Devon visiting my parents and then to West Milton, Dorset, for beautiful, peaceful countryside. Walking, pub lunches, snoozing, reading, Hive Beach in blazing sunshine. The few annoying problems that cropped up, like the […]