The Importance of Bedtime Stories

The Importance of Bedtime Stories

JK Rowling has been quoted as saying “I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp”, which always makes me wonder what the context of this quote is. Was she speaking with Government Ministers who were threatening to send every child to...
Being A Bookworm

Being A Bookworm

The stereotype of a bookworm is a girl (or boy) wearing glasses, pale skin, no style and no social skills. I certainly tick some of those boxes. I feel, though, that I have other attributes and interests to take me beyond that stereotype. And, in fact, a stereotype is...
The Story Idea

The Story Idea

Every author gets asked “where do you get your ideas from?” and I suspect every author has a different answer. In my case, the ideas come from things I see and hear around me every day. For instance, the rhyme Making Friends (working title) came about...
Writing – A Point of View

Writing – A Point of View

Writing doesn’t always come easily to me. Take this blog for instance. I know that I want to publish a new blog every Thursday. I even have blog topics planned through until July. But have I written the blogs in advance? Well, some, but not all. Specifically not...