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I'm blogging my way through the day to day angst of setting down one word after another in the pursuit of publication in its myriad forms. I am fascinated by how creative people can so often get in their own own way and how this impinges output. I am currently working on a non-fiction project centred around the issues of productivity for creatives. I also write short stories and flash fiction and freelance sometimes and have been known to write for food. My first book 'What We Didn't Say' is a collection of my best and most successful short stories and is available in print and Kindle formats via Amazon. I am also published by Ether Books Ltd digitally on their apps for Smartphones and tablets. I am also delighted to be one of the Writing West Midlands Room 204 cohort for 2014/15. By day I do something creativity sapping in operations management.

I have a dog, what writer doesn't? OK well, maybe the cat writer people have cats - anyway he's a Plotthound - what else? I write about him sometimes too. Occasionally I have a bit of a rant about life and other stuff, but mostly I write about writing, creativity and what I'm up to.

Laters Babe…

So I finally made it to the end of 50 Shades of Grey (50SoG).  I feel like I need some kind of therapy, well a spa day at the very least. A […]

Not Quite

My stone today is a bit of a weird one which I’m not altogether sure is an actual stone or whether it’s just something in my head that tripped me up. Whatever […]

One For Sorrow…

As much as I try to avoid it, it’s the sudden flash of white against the dark green foliage of the trees that always catches my eye. I’m drawn to the sight […]

A River of Stones

Inspired by writer friend KirstyS, I thought today I might start something I’ve been thinking about doing for a while now.  I suspect I’m a bit late starting for 2012 however now […]

Hearing Voices…

A couple of rather special things have happened this week. Firstly after well over a year, all four of my stubbornly dormant orchids have decided to start growing and are pushing up […]