I have never been a full-time writer. I have always either been working outside of the house or, for the last two years, home-based, looking after my son. Even as a hobby-writer, I cheat. I have several projects on the go. Usually it’s one novel and then subsidiary projects like short stories and poems. What I like about this mix-up is that it gives me … Continue reading Is it cheating to have more than one project?
Ever since I was 15 and read Wuthering Heights for the first time, I have wanted to embed one story inside another. The technique allows the reader (and I’m assuming the writer) to get deeper into an imaginary world or worlds, like those diorama boxes I used to enjoy looking at as a child. I’ve got an idea for a story that I am hoping … Continue reading Embedding a story within a story
Nick at fiftywordsdaily nominated me for this award. I like to think because a post from me brings a little more sunshine into the world. Nick’s blog certainly does. As it says on the tin, it brings you fifty words of brilliance every single day! The rules are as follows: Answer the eleven questions from the blogger who nominated you. Nominate up to eleven … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award
I have named my laptop. As a person who names cars, I find this perfectly reasonable behaviour. To me, she is a friend; friends have names. My laptop is my refuge. On days when I don’t have the time to write I glance at her longingly as I do my chores. She represents hope, freedom and my secret life. It’s secret until I unleash parts … Continue reading Laptop Love
Siblinghood of the World Blogger Award? I was nominated by Tarquin Carlin to take part in this. The idea is that I answer 10 questions and pass the process on by asking 10 other bloggers 10 questions that I have to spend time thinking up. Tarquin’s answers to the questions he was posed can be seen on his wonderful site: http://www.blogofmanycolours.wordpress.com. Start by looking at … Continue reading Siblinghood of the World Blogger Award
Originally posted on No Extra Words:
Back in January we had a Contributor Appreciation promotion, where we randomly drew four winners from our list of contributors. They received a prize from our sponsor, Channillo.com and the chance to have an interview feature on the show. Today I am delighted to bring you the second of those interviews. This episode introduces you to Sarah Mitchell-Jackson, whose… Continue reading Meet the Author: Sarah Mitchell-Jackson Special Episode
You can listen to the full episode devoted to an interview with me by clicking the link below: No Extra Words Interview Continue reading Interview on No Extra Words Podcast
Listen to my short story, The Chair, on the No Extra Words podcast. This is a link to the NEW website: Bio Page And this link will allow you to listen to the podcast: Listen to Episode 39 Continue reading Listen to The Chair on No Extra Words
I think, when people ask this, what they want to know is if I have experienced any or all of the situations I write about. If this is what they are asking, then the answer is usually, ‘no!’ I imagine the scenarios I put my characters through. They are in the stories I tell myself as I fall asleep at night, so I think about … Continue reading How much of you is in your writing?
Yesterday was International Women’s Day. To celebrate, Blue Moon Publishers created an article, which you can read below. “I think of Women’s Fiction as being a handy label for work that is considered to appeal to women. It cuts across genre and style and, as such, can be impressively wide-ranging. I know a little something about being a woman, so my writing quite naturally gives … Continue reading What is women’s fiction?