Writing

Writing about writing, lessons learned as a new author

Speaking at the WI

I encourage fellow authors to explore speaking at local groups. They are a powerful platform not just for income, but for raising awareness and connecting with communities.

Happy Birthday to Living with PKU

Living with PKU hit NUMBER 1 in the Genetics hottest releases list. It also made the top 6 bestsellers list, up there with Richard Dawkins and Adam Rutherford.

Newsletter 8 - January

How a new perspective might help you in 2023. Another new PKU treatment(!), & helping with PKU research. Plus, 5 ways to wellbeing through kindness. (Jan 2023 newsletter)

Writer’s Ways 12: Be Brave

The Writer’s Ways series encourages authors to put words ‘on paper’, although that paper may be another medium using electronic tools. The story may be just for the author, or for the whole world.

Writers’ Ways 11: Plagiarism

Great care is required to ensure boundaries are not crossed. And in the digital age we live in, sticking within bounds is incredibly hard.

Writers’ Ways 10: Editing

Do you ever find yourself reading someone else’s writing, and you notice a ‘little’ mistake but, that little mistake distracts you from what the writing is about?

New book: Living with PKU

No one’s PKU is quite the same, yet we can support each other. I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but this book contains what I know from forty years of Living With PKU

Writers' ways 9: Ways with words, and common errors.

We write to get a message across, and we must ensure our message is clear. So, yes! Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are important, and can be dealt with given time and patience.

Writers' Ways 8

What is the ideal word count? One needs to consider whether 37 words are necessary when 5 could be thought adequate. It all comes down to 'What are you actually trying to say'?

Writers’ Ways 7: Collecting information

The new year is a great time to plan for the writing year ahead. We need to give ourselves time when we can sit down and put our thoughts together.