Many people ask what does it take to become a good writer, when they are really wanting to know what does it take to be an effective writer? The former can be answered using subjective opinions, whereas the latter can’t be argued. Effective writing is concise and effortless. It says what needs to be said … Continue reading On becoming an essayist
Walks, particularly lengthy ones, can be found throughout literature, offering writers the opportunity to send their subjects on emotional journeys as well as physical ones. Here, I’ve rounded up five of the best fiction and non-fiction books featuring long walks, to give you inspiration and keep you company. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by … Continue reading Walking in Literature
Being a family with four other siblings- I’d hide in my wardrobe to try have some peace from my annoying younger brothers (yes, they are just as annoying as adult brothers) and I would read The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was my first feeling of total immersion in a book. My dad would occasionally … Continue reading What shaped my reading life
https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/18083390.inspirational-day-presteigne-pupils/ Thank you so much to Presteigne Primary School, that hosted a day about I am what I believe. The children came to school dressed up in what they wanted to be when they were older and we had lots of parents volunteer come and give chats about what they did as jobs.
Sam’s new book is out- Anxiety Free and it’s amazing. Sam is one of the UK’s leading life coaches and is a regular relationship contributor for the BBC. Sam describes her three-pillar system for overcoming anxiety - identify the cause of the anxiety, identify the solution to overcome the threat, take thoughtful action to resolve … Continue reading Book Review- Anxiety Free
I started sharing my journey on Instagram around March time, when my anxiety was at a high after a lorry had driven into my car. I was fortunate enough to come across Fiona’s page who talks incredibly honestly about her mental health journey and her coping strategies to deal with the pressures from life. Now, … Continue reading Book Review- Depression in a digital age, Fiona Thomas