8 tips for good writing

“Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul.” Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird Maybe it was the post-it notes my mum used to slip into my lunchbox, or the teacher who lived and breathed his craft. Or maybe it was theContinue reading “8 tips for good writing”

ABC of 2015

As per tradition, my year in ABCs and lots of pics – featuring lots of my favourite people! Autumn is an odd place to begin a recap of the year, but I wrote this piece about the turning of the seasons this autumn and so many of you said “me too!” to the pain andContinue reading “ABC of 2015”

Adventure, she said.

She stumbled until she was four inches from my face, broke out into a wide-mouthed grin that made her eyes light up like fireworks and cheekily said: “Adventure.” It was a rainy Tuesday morning in July – the kind that feels and looks like a rainy Tuesday morning in November, but no one says thatContinue reading “Adventure, she said.”

On putting out fires and throwing out dead leaves

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve turned away from engaging some conversations in which the dominant opinion is one I disagree with. It has felt a little strange. The issues being discussed were things that I feel strongly about, that get my heart beating a little bit faster (so to be clear: I’m not talking about differences of opinion onContinue reading “On putting out fires and throwing out dead leaves”