I haven't quite written myself off yet... 😏 pardon the pun... THE CRITIC © Tessa Barrie My dear … the trouble is it lacks imagination There is absolutely no originality or guile You say it’s taken you half your lifetime To cultivate your method and your style Oh dear me … what a shame... Continue Reading →
Have you ever felt like you’ve climbed a mountain then fallen over a precipice? That overwhelming sense of achievement drowned out by feelings of ‘where to now?’ I had no idea that finishing my first novel, would have such a dramatic effect on me! 😉
The One is a 1454 word short story about a woman whose previous partner left her for another woman but finds happiness with Jack, who loves her unconditionally.
A heads up to all my Indie friends on how Facebook is likely to affect us all in the future, especially if you have Author pages. Written by fellow WordPress Blogger, Alexa Wayne, this is a must-read. https://www.youtube.com/embed/hKEdALCQTCU?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent The battle started, but it’s far from over. Other platforms want their chance at getting their bite... Continue Reading →
VIDEO: This is YOUR time to realise YOUR dreams. Happy Saturday Everyone! Hope you are out achieving your dreams? 🙂 “You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it's enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.” Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway
I've been having one final, brutal, word cull of the final draft. This is one of the scenes I've cut when my MC realises her life is stagnating and I would like to share it with you.
Over the last few years, I have benefited enormously from the support and encouragement from fellow writers. One such person is fiction writer Rajani Sharma, from Bhilai in Central India. Her own writing journey started during her teenage years when she kept a journal. Now married with two children, her passion and energy for writing should be an inspiration to us all.
By the time dawn came around, my self-belief had taken a nose dive and I was considering giving up writing and doing something less stressful, like bungee jumping. But, writing is a leap into the unknown. You need to constantly keep challenging yourself, bumbling along in the inside lane is not going to get you anywhere. “Do one thing every day that scares you." Eleanor Roosevelt. Test your mettle on a daily basis, you will never know whether how good you are until you take that leap of faith.
In October 2019, the Jersey Writers Social Group will celebrate its second birthday. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to chat with author James Sillwood who is the founder of the Jersey Writers Social Group, to find out a bit more about his writing journey, as well as the recently published anthology of work by the Jersey Writers Social Group.