Do you like magic? Dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction? Romance? Adventure? Superheroes? Hopefully you do! After all, who wouldn’t? Right?

What about coffee? Art? Family? Random thoughts?

If you’re a yes to all the above then we sound like a good match. Welcome to my blog 🙂

I write about things that interest me, often they are issues that crop up in my works in progress. These range from thoughts about romantic tropes, the immortal existence, and friendship in fiction, to more universal themes that cover the human experience. I write about loneliness, about how to find joy, about resilience and facing fear. I explore these ideas from my own experience and perception, but hope that they resonate with you too.

I am also a history teacher and the interconnectedness between history and identity and learning is also important to me.

I try to mix up the posts so there are thoughts about writing, about tropes, about heroes, interspersed with the life lesson and self awareness posts.

Currently I have two regular features

Tuesday Trying – this is where I scribble off a short creative piece from a visual or written prompt. I have been doing this to keep myself motivated and to practise different techniques or refine things I want to work on

Sunday Snippets – Each Sunday I share a small snippet from one of my projects. It’s tough to choose something that reflects the nature of the work without giving everything away! So these might end up being every second Sunday if I run out of material too soon. NOTE – although I post these on my Sunday, being in this part of the world it’s still everyone else’s Saturday… so I’m thinking of changing the name somehow, but they will still be posted on an NZ Sunday 🙂

You can read more extracts of my work on the SNIPPETS page (found at the top in the Menu bar).

I am also working towards creating a regular Friday Positivity or Friday Cheer post. This came out of the fact that at work I do regular Friday spiels at Morning Briefing and I’ve been humbled by how much they have been appreciated and enjoyed. Several of our colleagues left at the end of 2017 to go elsewhere and said they will miss the Friday cheerfulness so I thought I’d have a go at putting a short thing together for Friday Mornings.

 

I hope you enjoy my posts as much as I enjoy writing them 🙂