• Blogging

    Two things I struggle with every day

    But I think I may have found the answer The other evening I was in bed with my iPad in front of me.  If I take it to bed with me when I go at 6pm, which is not often, it’s because I’m playing a game or listening to my audio book, or more often than not both.  This is my downtime.   Suddenly I felt the urge to write.  This is what I wrote.  I have not touched it since I wrote it, which means it has not been edited at all, so please forgive typos etc. ‘I do my best work at night.  At least I would do.…

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    What my Blog means to me

    It’s all about community It’s a bad MS day today – aches and pains, tired and depressed blah blah! I can’t tell if it’s stress at the current situation we’re all in or just a normal day in the life of an MSer. It is all very depressing. I miss my family, my friends and even the noise outside. It’s not normal. I feel incredibly selfish writing this, there are so many people in a much worse situation than me. But I am so so tired. I hate having to write what I’ve just written because it’s not like me. But are any of us really like ourselves just now?…

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    Why good notes are a must for writers

    Organise your notes to avoid scraps of paper! I listened to an interview with the fiction writer Louise Penny recently. She said that she had suffered from writers block, and had seen a therapist.  She learned that the biggest obstacle to writing is fear. Fear stops thoughts, ideas and characters entering one’s mind freely and then being transferred onto paper. Recently, I heard the quote ‘the only thing we have to fear is fear itself’ (F D Roosevelt). The next day, I opened an e mail from the British Library focused on writing, Then, quite coincidentally, I read an article about President Roosevelt in which the same quote appeared. This…

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    Can reading a blog tell you how to change your life?

    And does it really help? If I had a pound for every title or tagline that absolutely swears this thing or that will change my life, I wouldn’t need to do anything for money in my life ever again. I could change, transform and make everything better overnight. It has become a sort of epidemic in writing. You are promised every sort of panacea to whatever you think is wrong with your life. Surely if it was as easy as these articles, blogs, you tubers, podcasters claim, we would all have done it by now and we wouldn’t need them. We would all have transformed ourselves wondrously from whatever we…