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Thoughtful Tuesdays: Plastic Free Month

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to July’s Thoughtful Tuesday page. This month, I’m using my page to share thoughts about our relationship with plastic: July is plastic free month. If, like me, you’re shocked to see images of plastic in our oceans and on our beaches, you’ll be happy to pause and ...

Showcase: Bess + Now I Become She-Wolf

Welcome to my second showcase of writing about transformation and, in particular, human transformation over the course of our lives. We humans have an ancient connection to animals; wolves in particular, whose protective and loyal qualities we harnessed through domestication into the faithful dog. Today, I am showcasing two short stories featuring ...

Monday Moments: World Oceans Day

Introduced By Holly King It's 'World Oceans Day' tomorrow (June 8), so today I'm  focussing on that sublime blue that encompasses not only our planet, but our creativity. Moby Dick, Pirates Of The Caribbean, The Little Mermaid and many other tales, feature the ocean as an integral part of the story. It's ...

Monday Moments: Share A Story Month

Introduced By Holly King May is National Share a Story Month. Setup by The Federation of Children’s Book Groups, this month encourages you to share a story with a child and celebrate all things books with competitions, blogs and giveaways. This year the theme is Myths, Magic and Mayhem, and here ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Spring Gardening

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to Thoughtful Tuesday’s April page. Spring has been creeping up on us, filling us with hope and a sense of fun, leading to a bright summer. The theme for the current magazine is growth, which makes us think of transformation. So it’s a great coincidence that April ...

Write On! Interview: As A Writer… L.M. Towton

Write On! interviews not one but two writers this week. L.M. Towton is the pseudonym of Science Fiction/Fantasy (SFF) writing partnership Lauren Towers and Michelle Sutton. Pen to Print Book Challenge Shortlisters 2015 and Penguin Random House (PRH) WriteNow Participants 2018, they are currently getting their first novel ready for ...

Monday Moments: Reworking Christmas 2020

Introduced by Holly King “Have a holly jolly Christmas, it's the best time of the year...” I sing to myself as I put up the Christmas decorations on a respectable date (I held out until 30th November). I put them up alone last year as well, as I live alone, so ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Hope

By Eithne Cullen My mother was always using sayings and proverbs and many of them often pop into my mind. With our theme of 'Hope' coming into the magazine, I remembered her saying: “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.” Interestingly enough, it’s a line that comes up in our piece ...

Monday Moments: Invisible Colours

Introduced by Holly King Did you know that the human eye can see approximately one million colours? Colour is such a basic element of our lives; it dictates when we should ‘go’ or ‘stop’, whether someone has poured too much milk in your tea and there are even colour personality tests ...

Friday Feature: Women’s Football

by Michelle Sutton I’ve never been one for stereotypes, perhaps it’s because (as far as I know) I’m not one. Don’t get me wrong; people have tried to put me into pigeon holes and label me many times but there’s always the contradiction. I’ve been called a tomboy, the shy bookish ...