Even if you don't plan to self publish, designing a cover for your book is a great way to figure out whether or not your idea is marketable. It may sound like a slightly time-consuming and pointless exercise, but hear me ... Read more..
Ever wondered why you can’t get a date? Well, a new study, published in the US by the National Communication Association, interviewed 316 singletons to find out what their biggest turn-offs were when it comes to internet ... Read more..
Gender is a hot topic at the moment. More than 150 universities in the States now have gender neutral toilets, as does the White House, and universities in the UK are also following suit. Lancaster University introduced ... Read more..
My favourite TV show, First Dates, is back! In celebrity form as well. Horray! I adore everything about First Dates - from the people and their life stories to the wise words about love from the Maître d, Fred. And ... Read more..
I was never a big Pinterest user until recently. All of my boards were private and I only ever used it occasionally. When I had literally nothing better to do, I'd pin pictures of Olivia Palermo’s incredible outfits ... Read more..
I recently self-published my romance novel Would Like To Meet... on Amazon. I decided to go down the self-publishing route after spending about two months looking for a traditional publisher, by which point I'd already grown ... Read more..
I have recently published my first book, Would Like To Meet... Would Like To Meet... is inspired by the weird and wonderful world of London's dating scene, a scene in which I consider myself somewhat of an aficionado. Last ... Read more..
A winding black ivy branch along my wrist. It seemed like a good idea at the time. And when I say at the time, I mean the morning I woke up and thought, do you know what? I might get a tattoo today. I approached my other tattoos in ... Read more..
Last week, I held an event for my writers group called An Agent's Guide to Getting Your Manuscript Noticed. Literary agent Anne Williams from the Kate Hordern Literary Agency dispensed no-nonsense advice to an audience of ... Read more..
On Saturday night, I decided to stay up all night in a north London bookshop bashing out my novel. The London Literary Lock-In event was organised as part of National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, or ... Read more..
Feeling like you have to justify yourself Maybe it's all in my head but there are times when I feel the need to justify myself when someone asks me what I do. I worry that they don’t take me seriously or think that I’m not properly ... Read more..
I've been a freelance writer since 2013. Here are the reasons why I love working this way. You can work anywhere Most of my clients don’t need me to be based in their offices, which means I can work wherever I choose. I’ve worked ... Read more..