My second novel, The Victoria Lie, is now LIVE on Amazon!
The test suggests that those who learn delayed gratification at a young age will do better in later life. But could choosing one marshmallow now measure entrepreneurial potential?
“The butterfly effect” is the idea that a butterfly flapping its wings could be the beginnings of a tornado: that life can be irrevocably affected by something completely disconnected from it.
I think the name ADHD is not fit for purpose. But I didn't want to write an article about just my own opinion. So I got in touch with ADHD Action and ADHD Foundation to ask them what they thought.
When you start writing a novel, you think the writing itself is the process. Then you finish the first draft, and you realise that, no, it’s the editing that’s the process. But the process actually starts before any of this – at the idea development stage.
TIME reports that teens who are constantly on their phones may be at risk of ADHD. But their headline ignores the differences between causation and correlation.
When I tried and failed to find any useful information on Mind’s website, I contacted them about it. But they weren’t willing to change their standpoint.
It’s not just those with Epilepsy who could benefit from cannabis being available on prescription in the UK. Those with ADHD could too.
I'm taking part in the Bookish World Cup with Rachel's Random Reads. My blog post is about the "Hand of God".
Could the hearing problem I've had all my life, which I've never had a satisfactory diagnosis for, be part of my ADHD?
I'm not the only person with mental health issues to be writing a blog about the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. But it isn't about being the only one: it's about adding my voice.
Yesterday, a comment I made on a Guardian article about ableism was marked as a "Guardian Pick". I shared this news... and someone made an ableist comment about it. Sigh.
When I read about fellow author Stephanie Butland’s article about why coping with life after cancer is harder than the treatment, I felt I’d found a kindred soul.
The Second Cup is an award finalist for the fourth time – this time in the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards.
When you're an indie author, Rule 101 is not to upset any potential readers. But there are times when this rule has to be ignored – and for me, disability rights is one of those times.
This is not about whether one skill is "lesser" than the other, but simply about the fact they are "different".
After months of not typing a single word, I've written about 15,000 words in 10 days - and broken two nails in the process.
Today, over on the Pict Publishing blog, I've had two GDPR articles published. The first is an overview of what GDPR is and how it affects indie authors and the second is a "how to" article going through the steps of making sure your email newsletter list is ready for the data changes in March.... Continue Reading →
Today is a little bit different as I’m sharing my thoughts on Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, which is an autobiography, not a novel. I’m making the exception for Susannah Cahalan’s book because the writing is as poetic as any novel.
Having to offer your debut novel - your baby - for free is a mental barrier that every new author needs to overcome.
Want to leave your hybrid publisher? Find out what you need to do to move your Amazon reviews from the version of your book published by your hybrid publisher to the self-published version of your book.
Joy, the protagonist in The Trick Is To Keep Breathing, doesn't seem to connect with other people and we learn a lot about her from her interaction with inanimate objects.