Writer in Residence

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Welcome to Writer in Residence where I share short, conversational essays about elements of the writing life from a simple, minimalist perspective touching on lifestyle, books and the highs and lows of trying to write.

Reading Challenge Update & Reviews

'The Paper Palace' was an ideal summer read during the intense heatwave over the past week or so.

Reading Challenge Update

Well, it's been a short while since I posted, but as I said in this post, I am busy writing my Masters dissertation over the summer, leaving me little time to think about anything else!

Book Review: ‘The Instant’ by Amy Liptrot

The Instant details Liptrot's travels to Berlin, where she decides to spend the year working and adventuring.

Book Review: ‘The Mother-in-Law’ by Sally Hepworth

After last week's review, I was reluctant to pick up another fiction book as I knew Mary Beth Keane's 'Ask Again, Yes' would be a hard act to follow.

Book Review: ‘Ask Again, Yes’ by Mary Beth Keane

You know that feeling if you're a fiction reader: you think about the characters when you're doing other things, and genuinely feel bereft when you have to let them go at the end of the book.

Simple Tips for a Successful Walking Challenge

Setting a Walking Challenge could be as beneficial for you as running.

The Sunday Reset

In an effort to tame my unruly note keeping, I have tried many different systems, read many different books and blog posts, most specifically on building better habits into my days and weeks.

Reading Challenge Update

I started the challenge back in January to try to kick-start my lagging reading habit and improve my focus and concentration.

How To Celebrate Screen-Free Week

Screen-Free Week begins on 2nd May through to 8th May 2022, and is designed to promote the idea of stepping away from your glowing screens and (re)discovering fun activities with family and friends.

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