Writers' News

Yesterday an artist asked me what I did, was I an artist too? Without thinking I said I'm a writer.

This may be the first time I've described myself as such - and I suppose after dedicating myself to writing for the past two years (after ten years in finance) I'm more inclined to think of myself as a writer than an accountant (although I still intend to make my living from that).

Unfortunately I self sabotaged my 'profession' in a moment of self doubt by blurting I haven't written much - only one stage play, some short pieces. I wish I didn't undermine myself. I wish I was more confident. I wish I felt prouder about what I have achieved rather than worrying about what I haven't done yet. This is where Female Arts comes in - a way for women (including myself) to promote our achievements, increase awareness and be proud of what we Have done, Are doing and Will do!

On the topic of writing I've found time to read back copies of Writers' News kindly donated by Mike Facherty (thanks Mike!). Even though my issues are from 2007 many of the writers featured, websites, and information about prizes and competitions are still relevant. I've learnt a lot from them so am happy to recommend their website https://www.writers-online.co.uk