Inventing our stories: Telling it the way it should be, not the way it was

This is a retelling of the old Romany version of Cinderella. In this one the young woman has a magical mossy coat instead of a fairy godmother. She also has a mother who has strange ideas about parenting and how to deal with men. But at its heart it's still the same old sexist nonsense.… Continue reading Inventing our stories: Telling it the way it should be, not the way it was

The Drawer: Challenging comfort and fear to get things done

Recently I’ve been thinking about ‘the drawer’ and what lurks in there. The drawer is a special place where stories and novels I’m stuck on go to die. Well they don’t die, what they actually do is wait patiently for me to occasionally pull them out, sigh over them, frown and put them back in… Continue reading The Drawer: Challenging comfort and fear to get things done