I Love Candy

The Robbie Williams song Candy has been going round and around my head these last few days, thank to Forth Radio and Boogie playing it! It’s resonating through my fingers as I drum it on the sideboard and sweetly (?) emitting from my lips, possibly in a sound only Dolphins can understand, but hey.. don’t […]

Chasing The Dream.

Over the summer I was lucky to meet, work with, hang out and stay friends with some amazing, ambitious and creatively successful people. Working closely with celebrities made me look at ‘the dream’ I chase. I don’t think there’s a writer among us who doesn’t want their work shared, adored and bought by others. Nora […]

These Wings Were Made To Fly

Most of you who know me or read this blog regularly know I’m a big fan of The Secret. The Secret is based on the Law of attraction – the more positive you are, the more positivity you will attract. As well as reminding you to be positive and focus your energies on positive activities […]

Weekly* Edfringe Diary

It’s….wait… Sunday right? Sunday night, okay yep, it is. Nope, what am I saying, no, I started this blog then but I didn’t finish it until today which is Tuesday afternoon, yes that’s right Tuesday! Wowee, what a week last week was!!! My lack of blogging is because, as you may know, I’m working on […]

My Creative Friends – Mark McGrotty, Multimedia Designer

Hello, hello!! Apologies for the delay in posts, but as promised, here is another post on my creative friends. This time it’s the turn of Mark McGrotty. I first met Mark about three years ago, we worked in the same office building and from the minute we met we got on like peas and carrots. […]

Why Is Success Such A Scary Thought?

I’m sitting here writing this novel. The bones of it took me 7 days. Honestly, it felt a bit like that song by Craig David, except it was “I wrote this book on Monday, wrote it with a drink on tuesday, I was in love with it by wednesday, and on thursday, friday and saturday…. […]

It’s Not You, It’s Me.

Sitting in my favourite Starbucks, frequented by lots of other writers, Ian Rankin included. (Haha get me putting myself up there with the big man- one day!) I find myself caught up in plots, narratives and character motivations when a voice interrupts me, nope not divine intervention but some dude with a coffee and a […]

Creativity and The Artist’s Date

Following on from my posts about the methods used in Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way, I’d like to discuss the second important tool in the kit – The Artist’s Date! When I first read it, my initial thoughts where ‘What?’ ‘Date myself?’Are you mad?!’ But then I got to thinking about it. How often […]

Thunderbolts and Lightning!

Summer in Edinburgh and we’ve all been experiencing some strange weather, Earlier in the week we had gorgeous sunshine, now we have rain, mist and drizzle. Last week we had thunder and lightning, it’s crazy summer weather. I love the sound of thunder, the storm coming, and the flash of lightning in the sky. It’s […]