Spreadsheets and Moxie…. Introducing my (our) new project

  I’m so excited to let you know that Viccy Adams and I* recently received Arts Council funding for a new R&D project, Spreadsheets and Moxie. There’s a short mission statement for it above. This has been a long time in the planning, thinking, dreaming stages, so – HURRAH – we can now finally put it into motion. Over the […]

Ten Lessons On Setting up a Co-Publishing Venture….

    There’s been a lot of information about independent publishing recently, and September sees the launch of a really exciting independent publisher, Blue Door Press, a new imprint for literary fiction, memoir and poetry. Making the most of all the opportunities now available to writers, Blue Door Press is a collective of writers working with top editors […]

Friday Writing Seed No 5

Usual rules: make a cup of tea, set the timer for 10 minutes AND WRITE…. (you can look up the category ‘writing prompts’ for more, or sign up to get posts direct to your inbox).  

Sunday Sports(women) No 5

Unusual one this, but I couldn’t resist this fantastic photograph of Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf as young women playing cricket at St Ives. Perhaps we should start a women authors XI?   

Sunday Sports(woman) No 4

To my shame, I’d never heard of Wilma Rudolph, but as the Olympics start it’s good to remember her here today: ,   According to Wikipedia, Wilma Glodean Rudolph was considered the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and competed in two Olympic Games, in 1956 and in 1960. In the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, […]

Sunday Sports(woman) No 3

Beauty in action. And words.   You may also like this post – Women and Men and Sport

Sunday Sports(women) No 2

Two things today… first of all, and further to my recent rant about why women can stop playing sport,  can I suggest you watch this great video (recommended to me by Jen Campbell (thanks Jen)) …   And secondly, another link – here’s the book recommended above – Eat Sweat Play, How Sport can change our lives by […]