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2021-02-20T15:50:50+00:00October 16th, 2021|Wise Words|

Write honestly. Write fearlessly. Write true. But above all.. WRITE. - thewritingmanifesto.org

2021-02-20T15:29:51+00:00October 4th, 2021|Wise Words|

A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” ~Thomas Mann

My software line up for the past year 

2021-07-20T16:47:18+00:00September 28th, 2021|• Reshare, Tech|

I’m a massive software junkie. I love every part of the testing and writing process, and I do love trying new tech. I’m known to run beta software versions on my daily drivers because I like being part of the process but I also believe that having non-tech power users can help developers understand how their software is being used

I reject the hustle lifestyle

2021-07-20T16:46:13+00:00September 14th, 2021|• Featured, • Reshare, C'est Ma Vie!|

If you know me, then you know that I’m mostly laid back, very organised and anal about time. But I’m not one of those rush-rush anal about time people, I’m more the laid back perfectionist type, the one who likes to make sure that I’ve overbooked a little extra so that I can enjoy the process, not just rush through

2021-02-20T16:01:08+00:00September 13th, 2021|Wise Words|

“You could certainly say that I’ve never underestimated myself, there’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.” Angela Merkel

2021-02-20T15:50:48+00:00September 6th, 2021|Wise Words|

Write equally when you have no ideas as when you have a hundred - thewritingmanifesto.org

2021-02-20T15:28:50+00:00August 23rd, 2021|Wise Words|

“There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham

2021-02-20T16:00:45+00:00August 2nd, 2021|Wise Words|

“I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?” Mindy Kaling

2021-02-20T15:50:46+00:00July 26th, 2021|Wise Words|

Don’t dismiss the power of caffeine and headphones to combat writer’s block - thewritingmanifesto.org

2021-02-20T15:27:54+00:00July 12th, 2021|Wise Words|

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” ~ Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

2021-02-20T16:00:17+00:00June 21st, 2021|Wise Words|

“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.” Simone de Beauvoir

Moon cups are game changers. Period. 

2021-07-20T16:45:49+00:00June 15th, 2021|• Featured, • Reshare, Growing Up Girl|

We do not talk about our periods enough. In fact, most of the world doesn’t talk about it at all, as though it’s this disgusting, taboo thing that only happens to a tiny population of people with bad hygiene. If men had periods, we wouldn’t even be entertaining this conversation. Frankly, body odour is a natural occurrence and that doesn’t

2021-02-20T15:50:44+00:00June 14th, 2021|Wise Words|

Trust your inner voice. It’s the better writer - thewritingmanifesto.org

How to drink eight cups of coffee a day and not die 🤓

2021-07-20T16:47:24+00:00June 8th, 2021|• Reshare, C'est Ma Vie!|

I drink a lot of bean juice. There is no such thing as too much coffee for me. A typical day for me would be in the six 8oz/half pint/235ml cup range, with a light day being four cups and a heavier day being eight. Let’s do some simple comparisons for those of us who use different measurement systems:  Light

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