A Writer’s Guide To Spring Cleaning

Spring has sprung and traditionally this is the time of year when we get ourselves sorted - or at least try to. Yes, we get busy putting our houses, flats, vans etc, in order. A spring clean is about getting rid of old stuff, uncovering things we usually ignore, and starting afresh after hunkering down... Continue Reading →

7 Ways To Focus On Your Writing

We all want to write - right? But our brains have other ideas. We're surrounded by so many things all jumping for our attention - work, kids, family - and then TV, books, and oh so many apps. So how do you focus on your writing? Well here are seven tips to try out. 1)... Continue Reading →

5 Tips For Writing Good Dialogue

At their most basic, stories are made up of two things - description and dialogue. What, how, and when your characters speak can do a lot for your writing. Dialogue can say something about the character, drive the story, unlock a twist, be part of how all your characters interact - In other words, it's... Continue Reading →

The Cork Convent Of Capuchos, Portugal

I was browsing through some old photos and discovered a set from a visit to a fascinating convent we visited near Lisbon, Portugal, in 2019. This winding, cramped religious complex was established in 1560 by just eight monks. It's tucked away from the world even now and, curiously, has walls, doors, and windows lined with... Continue Reading →

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