book review · Reading

Book Review: There is No Right Way to Meditate and Other Lessons by Yumi Sakugawa

Genre: Graphic, Non-Fiction, Self help This is a life-saver, a light-sabre, and a self-love-sayer of a book. I first heard about this book on Henry Chamberlain’s Comics Grinder blog when he reviewed it here last November. And it was what Henry said about it that encouraged me to get my own copy. I’m a fan of… Continue reading Book Review: There is No Right Way to Meditate and Other Lessons by Yumi Sakugawa

Life Matters · Opinions · Reflecting

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

‘Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded’ Gautama Buddha Thoughts are just that: thoughts. They’re not facts or artefacts. They’re not necessarily true or correct. But, boy, are they powerful! I believe storytelling and listening to stories is part of what makes us human and it’s something people have always done.… Continue reading The Stories We Tell Ourselves

My Writing · the writing process · Writing

Writing Fiction: The how, the what, and the why of what works for me

It’s all about the story…     When I start writing a novel, I’m not sure where the story is going to lead. But, as an author of both adult and children’s fiction, I do at least know which audience the novel is aimed at. Other than that, once the seed is planted, I wait to… Continue reading Writing Fiction: The how, the what, and the why of what works for me