We’ve just been brought a present. It’s not wrapped in paper. It doesn’t even have a bow and, thankfully, it isn’t still squeaking.
A Q&A with author, Sophie J Clark about her new book, Blindsided and how she finds her inspiration.
Writing Excuses is one of the few podcasts I listen to nowadays. So, why is that, and what has it taught me? #T3ddyTalk #SophieJClark
"I'm a procrastinator. I've known this ever since my mother had to sit me down... to explain that I could finish all the homework I'd put off if I made a plan — and stuck to it... That was the day I learned the importance of writing it down..."
I’m an Optimist. I always have been. I see no point in spending most of your life miserable and focussing on every little thing that could possibly go wrong…in order to prepare yourself for when things do go wrong. Yes, you need a certain amount of knowledge and a little bit of thought must be given over to ‘what if this happens’, but after that?
Teddy put up a writing prompt in our group chat today. It said: "Prompt 11: These are my rules for writing and life. 1. 2. 3. 4." It got me thinking. I really don’t have many ‘rules’ that I live by. Not for my writing, nor for my everyday life, but I have developed a few guidelines over the past few years.
I set myself a goal last year. A goal of typing a minimum of 300 words a day, every day, for a year. Most of the days, I'd sit there and stare at the blank page, telling myself, "It's only 300 words, it’s fine..."
Trapped. How many of us feel it? How many of us focus on anything, but what is holding us in place? How many of us feel the grasping tendrils and thorns of fear tearing at our ankles…then consciously decide to turn a blind eye because it’s easier to take the known pain than the unknown risk?
It’s quite an embarrassing one, given who I am and what I do; but they say the way to solve any problem is first to admit that you have one, so here goes...
Spies in Disguise film review by Skylar~