Looking for kindness

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Posted by : Lisa

These are emotionally-charged times and the desire to rage against the Trump/Brexit machinery is strong. Trump says he will be a president for all Americans, but the mass protests suggest otherwise. So what can I do to stop my incessant cycle of grumpiness?

Happy Bookshop Day!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Posted by : Lisa

Saturday 8 October marks the first national Bookshop Day and is designed to celebrate the vital role these magical portals play in our communities nationwide. With that in mind, I thought I'd share five reasons why you should get down to yours.

National Poetry Day

Friday, September 16, 2016

Posted by : Lisa

Think you don't like/can't write poetry? You haven't met the very talented Lucy Furlong. I'm excited to announce that I shall be helping this bloomin' marvellous poet - alongside my all the sins co-editor Sinead Keegan - to spread poetic joy and cheer this coming National Poetry Day - 6th October.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Posted by : Lisa

This is a bit odd. I've never talked about my infertility openly before but Andrea Leadsom's interview in The Times has done something I didn't expect - make me take a leap of faith

Non-planner's guide to planning

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Posted by : Lisa

Why is it that when you're trying to write the thing you should be writing - i.e. the novel - your brain decides to do a little dogleg and tell you that what you really should be doing is writing about how rubbish you are at planning? Procrastination? Don't get me started. For now, I give an amateur's eye view of how to plan when you're rubbish at planning.