Lefthanders Day – August 13th 2015

Happy Lefthanders Day to any other lefties out there! Yes, people really say that! I’m one of the lucky ones who didn’t have a particularly hard time growing up left handed. It’s in my family, so both my Dad and my Granny, who are also lefties, taught me to do …

Introducing #Quill : Writers at Play

#Quill is a new website showcasing and connecting indie authors across the globe. Join us on Twitter (@QuillWriters) for some fun procrastination. For our first week we’ll be playing a game suggested by Speculative Fiction & Historical Fantasy writer Aliya Smith. The game is live: 11th August 10am-10pm EST – …

Etymology: Crepes & Pancakes

I used to have a food blog. Sometimes, I would discuss the origin of different ingredients or learn the difference between certain types of similar ingredients. The other day, I found myself wondering what the difference between crepes and pancakes is, if there is a difference at all. And as …

Magical Books: Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott books were a childhood favourite of mine. Her most well-known book is LIttle Women, popularised more recently by the 1994 film starring Winona Ryder. The film, and many versions of the book, include both the first and second book in the series, Good Wives. The plot follows …

Encouraging Thunder Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for the Encouraging Thunder Award by Sylvia Heike. Sylvia blogs about her writing and publications. She writes flash fiction and short stories, and has a novel on the go, too! Her blog also highlights writing magazines and talks about social media. Pop over and say hi sometime! The …