Angels and Bridges: Extra Photos, 2

All of these photos were taken this week at Herrington Country Park, Penshaw. It’s one of my favourite places to walk, no matter the season. It is a beautiful place and one of the largest country parks in Sunderland. With its multiple monuments to local mining history, it’s a great place to see the areas…

Angels and Bridges: Secluded

She was walking unthinkingly, feet enclosed in thick boots that trampled the earth without flinching at the rubble and twigs underfoot. Head bowed she breathed in the thick air. Any moment the rain would trickle down her skin, along her bare arms and beneath her tshirt, between her shoulder blades. It was too cold for…

Six Books on my To Read List

I thought it would be interesting to think about the books on my list to read and then review them in future weeks. It’s also nice to think about how we chose our reading. Usually I go into my local bookstore and pick at random, but I also keep a list of books I’ve heard…

Angels and Bridges

As part of my MA we were asked to think about the ways we might look at our writing. We talked about collaboration and combining different types of work. From that I had the idea of travelling around the North East, taking photos and writing in response to the place I had been. This way…

Big Magic and The Truth About Suffering For Your Art.

About this time last year I read Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I was just starting to go to yoga and as cliché as it was, I decided it was time to read the book that got millions of women on yoga mats. I really enjoyed that book, in fact I often reread sections…

The Writing Workshop

Over the years I have been lucky enough to attend A LOT of writing workshops. As part of my MA and as part of the writing squad, as well as other one off events. Workshops vary massively depending on who is running them, who they are aimed at and their theme. Some are aimed at…

The Rewrite – Tips and Tricks

Last year was the first time ever that I actually completed nanowrimo. I wrote over 50,000 words in a month after three previous attempts. Every day I allocated three hours to write at least 1250 words and I actually managed it. I was lucky in that I had an idea already. In the workshops for…