I thought twice about using ‘creative writing’ in the title for this post. To me, creative writing was a class at school where the teacher dragged a few words out … Continue Reading Getting started with creative writing
Working from home, for yourself is great. You get to pick your own hours. You have the flexibility to plan your day, slotting in family, fun and other commitments. More often than … Continue Reading Working from home and your wellbeing
Adapted from an article I was invited to write for the Mind blog, published in August 2013. Let’s get one thing straight from the start – I’m not what you’d call artistic. My … Continue Reading The Power of Paint
Political confusion. High pollen count (atchoo). On the face of it, today isn’t great. Add to that the last couple of weeks’ worth of news (terrorism, US withdrawal from the … Continue Reading Reasons to be happy
So UK! It’s almost election day. For many of us it’s just another day, except for a quick trip to a polling station and then keeping an eye on the … Continue Reading Not sure how to use a polling station?
There’s one sure-fire way to do all that and more, and that’s by giving away your time – even just a tiny smidge of it – for free. Go on… … Continue Reading Use your brain (or brawn), meet people, make the world a bit better. VOLUNTEER.
If you work for someone else the chances are they take some kind of an interest in your learning and development. What that looks like will vary depending on the … Continue Reading Training for Freelancers
Some days, doing anything at all seems like too much work. Last week I talked about coming to terms with being someone who struggles with getting motivated and being more motivated … Continue Reading Need More Motivation?
Motivation and I have never been friends. Just ask my mum, who spent my childhood years prodding me to tidy my room, my teenage years nagging me to do my … Continue Reading Need Motivation?
We all have days when our mind isn’t behaving quite as we’d like it to, and some of us have more ups and downs with our wellbeing and mental health … Continue Reading Five Awesome Websites for Tip Top Mental Health
The Grammar Vigilante story that hit the news a while back is a reminder to us all about the importance of proof reading your copy and getting your grammar right. Getting the … Continue Reading Grammar, proofreading and why you need to find time for them
Do people comment on your “telephone voice”? Did your mum ever tell you “not to take that tone with me”? We naturally change the way we speak depending on the … Continue Reading Tone of Voice – the importance of choosing the right writing style