What inspired you to write?
I’ve always been a creative person and from an early age wrote poetry. I went on a number of creative writing courses and found I really enjoyed writing, plus it had always been on my bucket list to write a novel. I found the more I got into it, the more I enjoyed it. Yes, it’s hard work but there’s a sense of fulfilment when you finish a piece of work.
What do you like to write about?
A lot of my writing is based on my own experiences. Writing is very therapeutic. It is not always easy writing about things such as domestic violence and addiction but it is very rewarding. I also like to write about more lighthearted topics and bring in humour.
How do you write?
I always start off writing in the old-fashioned way, long hand. I find this helps with the editing. I have a plan in place but I don’t always work in a logical order. It depends on my moods. I have recently come across Scrivener which is a very useful tool. I try and do some writing most days.