When talking to a person with a disability

    If you see someone struggling, you can offer help but don’t be offended if they deny your help because they want to be independent – they’ll figure out away to open that door etc.
    Don’t tell them their an inspiration – unless it’s genuine praise and not patronising – we don’t wanna hear that crap.
    Able bodied and disabled people can date!
    Don’t be prejudice, just because their disability isn’t physical doesn’t mean they don’t have one.
    Invisible illness deserve the same amount of validation as physical ones.
    Some people don’t like sharing their disability so don’t get offended if you ask someone what’s wrong with them and they don’t answer it’s because some people aren’t keen on sharing their life stories with a stranger on the bus.
    Just treat us as if we were able bodied or how you wish to be treated.


Extreme room makeover: authors edition

So guys I am getting ready to start my course in September. So I needed to get organised pronto! Here is some photos of my room that liven it up a bit. All that’s left to buy is two more blue canvases, blue bedside lamp, and a stick on mirror.

Can’t wait till Monday when I can make my positive affirmations board with Mel, then on Tuesday we’re are tackling my cupboard to try and organise it and make charity donations. Lastly on Wednesday, it’s sorting out any old clothes for the winter charity collections!

Also we’re going to make bath bombs and bath salts and sell them and Christmas fetes!

Cannot wait to do Christmas baking!! and walk the race for life and FINALLY do my degree (It’s going to be keeping my mind off of all medical hurricane it’s going to be happening once I see pain clinic and back surgeon)

I digress, here’s my organised room:

What’s on my kindle? Upcoming doctor appointment and Flash Sale reminder.

  1. The secret Orphan by Glynis Peters
  2. An Orphans wish by Molly Green
  3. 59 Memory Lane by Cecila Anderson
  4. The Mermaids sister by Carrie Ann Noble
  5. A Mother’s secret by Natasha Lester

Hey guys,

I’ve had a few rough days with pain but it’s finally easing. I’m seeing the consultant Thursday and I pray to God that he’s got an action plan because, I refuse to live like this. So I promise you guys that’ll you’ll get an in-depth health update on Friday.

Don’t miss out on my Carefree and Consequences flash sale too. https://www.facebook.com/events/439983676557254/?ti=ia

My top 10 writing tips

  1. Don’t just say your character eyes are blue try adding more descriptive colours such as cornflower blue – it adds more texture and helps the reader build a picture of them in their head.
  2. Think about your characters names examples if you name one of your characters names is Anastasia – it means she will rise again so it will insinuate that your character is born feisty and brave.
  3. Don’t overuse adverbs – it’s lazy writing.
  4. Don’t mix up your tenses – I tend to do this a lot and thank goodness my editor has a lot of patience and will correct all the time I’m wrong.
  5. Try and keep a writing journal you could write down things that inspire you such as; song lyrics or even something you see you when you’re out and about or something in a newspaper article or something in the story someone is telling you.
  6. We’re going to write back to basics here; remember that your story has to have a beginning middle and end. It’s always nice to start your story off in the middle of an action so that way the momentum of the book and storyline gets going so it’s not too slow.
  7. Set yourself writing limits don’t be silly; When it comes to writing my sensible limit is right 1500 words and no more. Otherwise I just start typing rubbish because I’m too tired.
  8. Take inspiration from your favourite authors, for example when I’m writing a comedic story I tend to read Sophie Kinsella or Jenny Colgan.
  9. Start your social media presence now. Join every writers group that you can on Facebook and on Twitter always look for the hashtagwritingcommunity and for people Who are doing the same as you and make friends because writing a novel is not easy on your own. (A computer class may help you grasp the basics if you’re more notepad and pen)
  10. Make sure you plan a basic plot and stick to it but otherwise have fun and let your imagination run wild!

Fashion reminder: Handbags are seasonal too.

It’s time to put away those big bulky brown tote bags and swap it for something like colourful/floral/bamboo/style

My brown Carvella is safely stored away for winter when we carry a whole pharmacy in our bags and at least 1 smashed lipstick and broken compact, two broken umbrellas and if your studying maybe… some class notes/books/first aid kit/school supplies – keys, phone and deodorant and hair brush

Or you are one of these ‘mums never ending always prepared’ bag packers who’s bags are always kath Kidston. (that’s mainly me even though I haven’t got kids)

All I’m saying is you need to downsize your handbag and trim your necessities and brighten up your palate for the summer months ahead