The shouting factory that is the internet is destroying me

  This isn't hard to admit, because I have had to face this fact for a very long time; I totally SUCK at social media. I get a big resounding FAIL in that department. You have to be good at SM these days in order to market your novel and your work to the world, … Continue reading The shouting factory that is the internet is destroying me

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Listen to the young & be there for them

Young people are under stress these days, more stress than ever before. Their lives are so much more insecure than past decades. There are millions of statistics out there that prove this, so I won't info-bomb you with these details. I just want to say this; the young people in your life need you and … Continue reading Listen to the young & be there for them

Press down, give up, breathe

Dear Life, today you're pressing down on me. All I want to do is sit quietly in my flat and stare. There you are pressing down on me, on my heart. I have thoughts of giving up, of finally admitting that I don't have what it takes to be a player in this world. I … Continue reading Press down, give up, breathe

Enchanted April, enchanted life

When I woke up this morning, the first thing I did, instead of reading the news on my phone and setting myself up for a day of deep politically engaged depression, was to pick up my copy of Elizabeth Von Arnim's beautiful novel The Enchanted April. I lay in bed and read and read, in … Continue reading Enchanted April, enchanted life