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Why don’t children enjoy writing?

2019 saw daily writing rates amongst children and young people drop to the lowest levels since 2010 when the National Literacy Trust first began surveying. That figure was on the rise slightly, just before lockdown, when the 2020 survey took place. Last year, the NLT decided to reach out to ... READ the POST

How can my child become a published author?

I love stories – I write them and I read them – so I always find it difficult when a child tells me that they hate writing. It’s difficult and it’s sad and as such, it’s always been my mission to help change that mindset. Writing can be fun. In a way that reading a story takes you to worlds you ... READ the POST

A Song of Hope

I went into last year with hope in my heart, Thinking it would be a new start, But it didn’t work out that way, And we all know why, so let’s just say, No one was expecting that. So, the year took on a different turn, And all of us had much to learn, Including how to work online, And ... READ the POST

The never ending climb

Trudging up the hill with weary feet,On a treadmill that never ends.The summit is a mirage,I reach out to grab it and itTurns to dust. I’ll keep trudging on, with weary feet,Can’t turn back now, I’ve come so far.One day, I’ll reach the top,I willI will. ... READ the POST

In the silence of the dawn

In the silence of the dawn, When everything is still. The only thing I hear, Is the beating of my heart, Reminding me I'm alive, Urging me on, To go ahead and seize the day. ... READ the POST

Poems in isolation

I’m stuck in a tunnelAnd I cannot see a light.The air is thin in here.I breathe deeply, but my lungs don’t fill.My eyes don’t see clearly,My mind no longer dreams,But focuses on the immediate,OneFootIn frontOfThe other.I smile on the outsideWhile my insides churn like roiling waves.DrowningDrowning ... READ the POST

Poems in isolation

What Others Are Saying

"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:40+00:00
"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!

"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct,...
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:13:38+00:00
"Nicola listened to and understood our wish to evolve our message along with our brand. Her copy was always succinct, accurate and grammatically correct and we were able to upload it to the new site without significant revision."

"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:13:54+00:00
"Nicola is responsive and intuitive while delivering projects in a timely manner."

"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:06+00:00
"You have really inspired her to write and create stories. She was very taken with your book the Time School."

"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their...
Nikki Young
2020-02-28T13:14:19+00:00
"Nicola encourages the children to think about things in different ways and to be more creative and descriptive in their writing style."
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