When Location Rebellion Goes Bad

When Location Rebellion Goes Bad

In which our writer heroine perches on a huge, wobbly pilates ball and finds she can’t think of anything except falling off it. The best thing about being a freelance writer is that I can work from pretty much anywhere. Yup, I’m a location rebel. All I need is a reasonable internet connection and my […]

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Hectic Mum Finds Inner Peace Through Writing

Can you relate to that feeling of always doing, doing, doing and not ‘being’? Of filling your day with lots of activity and yet getting to the end of it feeling like you haven’t actually achieved anything or developed yourself in any way? That’s me at the moment and that’s why writing has become an […]

Walking IS Thinking: The Real Reason Walk to Work Week Probably Improved Your Performance

Today, like most days, I have a series of tight deadlines. You probably do, too, so you’re either reading this blog to get help or as a displacement activity. Welcome! Writing is a physically demanding job. Stop laughing at the back: I’m serious. I spend a whole lot of time sitting at my desk, which, […]

A portrait of the youthful Virginia Woolf

Does One Need a Room of One’s Own In Order to Write?

A surprising number of writers today still stand by Virginia Woolf’s assertion that women (and men, for that matter) need plenty of time, head space and freedom from the daily grind in order to write well. I disagree. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not knocking those things. If you can arrange to have them in […]