Books and other resources to help you get out of a rut with your writing (and your life!)

Now, I must admit I have long had a Bridget Jonesian level of fascination for self-help books. I read them like other people devour thrillers or romances – for a dose of pure escapism. It doesn’t matter if they are not remotely relevant to my life, and sometimes, the more bonkers they are, they more […]

Staying out of Twitter jail – a guide for bloggers and authors

Book bloggers are, in my opinion, some of the most generous people you could come across – selfless not only in promoting authors, but also in supporting one another. But, as this often comes in the form of sharing one another’s posts / reviews on Twitter, this can cause problems: the notorious ‘Twitter jail’, or […]

Dark Dates round up – and win a free book!

Been a busy old time at Dark Dates towers*, and as usual have had some really fun experiences with bloggers – y’all are stars, people. Lainey at Always Reading definitely wins ‘most fun photos’ (including, sometimes, with added cat, which you know I love) – I *love* this Halloween-themed pic. She is currently hosting a […]

Game of Thrones v Discworld: Forget Daenerys Targaryen –Sybil Ramkin is the REAL Mother of Dragons

I wrote this guest post on Game of Thrones vs Discworld a while back but it ended up not getting used, but it’s too much fun not to share. So ask yourself: who is the REAL Mother of Dragons? (Warning: contains spoilers if you are not up to date with Game of Thrones). Ah, these […]

On letting loneliness be – and why we can all feel disconnected in a linked up world

I feel like I have blogged a lot about mental health this year – in no small part because the world has seemed to be making a concerted effort to make us all anxiety-ridden wrecks. But also because I hope that, in continuing to talk about it, I am helping, even in a tiny way, […]