writing

The new page

New Year is approaching, and as a Scot it’s almost bigger than Christmas. I don’t know what it is about us Celts, but we get all sentimental at New Year. It seems to be deeply ingrained, the significance of a new beginning. Do you love the ‘new page’? The chance to start fresh with a new project, a … Continue reading

Memories
writing

Memories

I was listening to a radio programme this week about ‘digital hoarders’ and how people have so much digital information about their lives, selfies and photographs and Facebook and Instagram status updates. Often the memories of our childhoods have been reinforced by the photographs we have seen repeatedly in family albums – imprinting the past … Continue reading

writing

A Shed of My Own

It was Virginia Woolf who said: ‘a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction’. Do you agree with Virginia Woolf? Money aside, do you think that writers need a dedicated area, free of distractions, in order to write well? I shared a room with my sister … Continue reading