Imposter Syndrome 🫣

The first time I encountered the term “imposter syndrome” was when I became a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. As I started in the role, I wondered whether there had been some kind of mistake. Over the decades I’d taught myself to write. This was through a combination of writing a lot, reading a lot, and … Continue reading Imposter Syndrome 🫣

The Writer’s List

How to work out who’s on yours, and what to do with it Screenshot courtesy of the author, via Your name will also be added to the list. What is it?Don’t tell him, Pike. — Dad’s Army episode The Deadly Attachment, by Jimmy Perry and David Croft We all write for different reasons: it’s … Continue reading The Writer’s List

Giving Away Dad’s Sax 🎷

The old man’s gone, but the music lives on It’s approaching the third anniversary of Mark’s dad’s death. And he’s just given away the old man’s saxophone. It was the day of their son’s graduation. Mark and his wife, Sue, went to the university for the ceremony, accompanied by Mark’s mum, Mary. It was a … Continue reading Giving Away Dad’s Sax 🎷