Unorthodox self-care tips for when you’re low

Maybe it’s just me, but most ‘how to’ articles about mental health of any sort advise people to doing things, when, from experience, when you’re low/depressed/anxious, the last thing you want to do is read articles about how you’re wasting your time lying in bed, being depressed. Don’t you know that life is flying you by and there… More Unorthodox self-care tips for when you’re low

Excerpt: The Blood on My Hands by Shannon O’Leary

“Set in 1960s and ‘70s Australia, The Blood on My Hands is the dramatic tale of Shannon O’Leary’s childhood years, growing up with an abusive father, who was a serial killer. No one, not even the authorities, would help O’Leary and her family. The responses of those whom O’Leary and her immediate family reached out to for help… More Excerpt: The Blood on My Hands by Shannon O’Leary

Book Review: My Own Dear Brother by Holly Müller

I reviewed Cardiff-based author, Holly Müller’s debut novel, My Own Dear Brother, for Wales Arts Review. The novel is quite incredible and I’m in awe of it and the author. The research and dedication behind writing this story is evident on the pages and the fact that is has been published by Bloomsbury. I’ll be interviewing Holly next week… More Book Review: My Own Dear Brother by Holly Müller

Book Review: Harry Selwyn’s Last Race by Tony Bianchi

Originally published on Wales Arts Review: “All Harry Selwyn ever did was keep to the slow lane, ease his heart and prepare for the long haul.” 79-year-old runner Harry is preparing for his 50th race, a marathon, and nothing can come in the way of it. There are trousers to be returned that are too short, the… More Book Review: Harry Selwyn’s Last Race by Tony Bianchi

Opinion: Writing with an ending in mind (or not)

A while back, I read a quote on Twitter about knowing your endings before you start writing. I unfortunately did not screenshot or favourite the Tweet, which, is now lost among the thousands. Anyway, the point was something about knowing your endings before you start, otherwise the stuff you have written will be wasted time, wasted… More Opinion: Writing with an ending in mind (or not)

How to Exit a Burning Building Launch (Part II) – Photos!

Originally posted on Welsh Writers' Trust:
On Friday, March 4th, young writers gathered with their friends and family to celebrate the secondary launch of How to Exit a Burning Building. This anthology showcases the winning and commended work from the Robin Reeves Prize for Young Writers 2015. In December, they met for the first time at Chapter to hear the…

Book Review: A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride

Note: I wrote this review a year or so ago when I was doing my MA Dissertation and I forgot about it until now. Why publish it now? Because I recently read Deborah Kay Davies’ Reasons She Goes to the Woods (2014), which is another fantastic novel about a young girl, coming of age, and mental health,… More Book Review: A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride