On Saturday I took a break from my intense writing schedule and visited Norton and then Caldecote with some new stories. In Caldecote, the theme was 'How do you defeat your dragons?' and the storytelling tent was set out with some fantastic talking points, story excerpts and even a seven-headed dragon chalkboard for people to … Continue reading What I’m Up To Wednesday: How do you defeat your dragons?
I'm cutting it fine, but it's still just about Wednesday, so time for a quick update! I spent the weekend on writers' retreat at Scargill House in Yorkshire. Retreat: (re-treat) to treat one's self again. This was, I think, my fifth time at the ACW writers' weekend - I'm losing count. I tell a bedtime … Continue reading What I’m Up To Wednesdays: Scargill House
Welcome to another WIUTW! Yes, that's two consecutive Wednesdays. Things are looking up. This week I have mainly been editing my book of folktales about adventuring girls, which I'm pleased to report has now been sent to the publisher. Of course, this doesn't mean it's finished - there will still be further edits, and reviewing … Continue reading What I’m Up To Wednesday: Fascinating facts
Oh, dear. Six months since I last blogged. What on earth have I been up to? Well, since January, I have been writing full time for the first time ever. I haven’t booked any new appearances or visits since the beginning of 2018. I’ve even turned down my favourite, regular gigs (I miss you guys! … Continue reading What I’m Up To Wednesday: the BIPs
There's something about the summer time that makes me want to study. Apparently the sunshine makes most people want to lie by the sea and do nothing, but I have a sort of Pavlov's dog reaction after so many years of summer meaning revision and exam time. It's always good to set aside a little … Continue reading What I’m Up to Wednesday: Creatively Retreating