A Kick In The Guts Or Emotional Punch?

When I first started writing I would often receive comments from editors saying my work lacked “emotional punch”. It took me a long time to figure out exactly what they meant. The emotional punch they were talking of is when a writer makes the reader feel something (other than irritation or annoyance at the crass plotting or stupid characters!).Read More

Easy, tasty cauliflower and sweet potato soup

Banish The Winter Chills With This Nutrient-Packed Cauliflower and Sweet-Potato Soup

Here in Perth, where I live, we’re now officially in summer which means searing dry heat and trips to the beach to cool off, however the weather’s not going to stop me making this wholesome, yet very yummy soup for a nutritious, quick meal. Packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre, the cauliflower is an amazingly versatile vegetable. It can be roasted, steamed, fried or baked and yet it’s relatively low in calories.Read More

5 Super-Informative Yoga Websites

I am a great believer in the benefits of yoga however when I’ve tried to convince others I get comments like: “oh it’s too slow for me” or “you don’t get a good workout with yoga”. Yes, yoga isn’t meant to be fast and energetic but trust me, a yoga session can work muscles you never knew you had (but you’ll be well acquainted with them the next day!).Read More