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  • Monthly Writing Theme: February

    Monthly Writing Theme: February

    Looking for some writing inspiration? Take a look at these romantic prompts just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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  • My Top 5 Books for Valentine’s Day

    My Top 5 Books for Valentine’s Day

    If you’re looking for a romantic read this Valentine’s, take a look at my top 5 romance list.

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  • Monthly Writing Theme: August Celebrations

    Monthly Writing Theme: August Celebrations

    It’s been one year since the beginning of the Monthly Writing Themes, so of course this month we’re going to celebrate! Whether you’re going to a festival, fireworks or celebrating a birthday or anniversary, you’ll find something to inspire your inner writer!

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  • Monthly Writing Theme: June

    Monthly Writing Theme: June

    Summer is finally here and the fun is about to begin! Check out this month’s theme park inspired writing prompts.

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  • 5 steps to getting back into writing after a long hiatus

    5 steps to getting back into writing after a long hiatus

    Has it been a while since you last picked up a pen? Has your WIP been gathering dust? Here are some top tips to get back into writing after a long hiatus!

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  • In Memory of Raymond Briggs

    In Memory of Raymond Briggs

    The author of The Snowman has sadly passed away, but his classics have become part of British children’s literary tradition.

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  • February: The Snow Moon

    February: The Snow Moon

    A young man is travelling home in a blizzard, when he encounters a beautiful, mysterious lady in the snowy woods… A special story for the February full moon.

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  • Monthly Writing Theme: September Children’s Classics

    Monthly Writing Theme: September Children’s Classics

    Autumn has arrived and this month we celebrate the many children’s authors and their classic stories.

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  • Every Picture: Tanabata

    Every Picture: Tanabata

    This week’s picture was taken in Osaka, during the Tanabata light festival at Shitennoji Temple. Tanabata is one of my favourite festivals in Japan; it celebrates stars and light and has a romantic origin story. While I was writing this, it also reminded me of the story of The Little Prince (one of the only…

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  • Monthly Writing Theme: July

    Monthly Writing Theme: July

    Is it July already? Where is the year going? Camp NaNoWriMo has come around again and Twitter writers are polishing off their manuscripts in preparation for another #PitMad. For the monthly writing theme of July, we’re returning to camp for some inspiration. Inspiration for this month’s writing theme Summer camp isn’t really a thing in…

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  • Every Picture: Osaka Sumo Tournament

    Every Picture: Osaka Sumo Tournament

    This week’s picture is from the annual Osaka sumo tournament that I was lucky to attend some years ago. In the story today, a young girl is watching with her friends and finds a clever way to predict the winner every time…

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  • Monthly Writing Theme: May

    Monthly Writing Theme: May

    April showers bring May flowers and a new monthly writing theme! Find inspiration with these creative prompts.

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