A creative writing competition conundrum.

Welcome back! All weekend I have been searching for free or low entry fee writing competitions. I even checked my own Twitter page, Writers Represented, where we retweet opportunities for under-represented writers. There’s a lot of good stuff there (if I do say so myself), but no joy in terms of what I need specifically. … Continue reading A creative writing competition conundrum.

Close, but no cigar.

In my last blog post, I talked about how being longlisted for WriteNow changed my out look on writing competitions. I also talked about my budget for writing competitions which is, in technical terms, diddly squat. For this post, I set myself the task of finding free and cheap writing competitions that I plan on … Continue reading Close, but no cigar.

WriteNow and what next?

I must admit that I didn’t see the point in writing competitions for a long time. Winning them seemed so unlikely that I couldn’t justify the entry fees. Doing one is fine, it’s a tenner that you might have spent on a few takeaway coffees. But do a few and you soon find that you’ve … Continue reading WriteNow and what next?

Tweets of a working class writer.

Recently, I wrote a tweet about the barriers I face as a working-class writer. It kind of blew up. The tweet was written with sincerity but expecting only about 3 likes from my most generous and sympathetic friends. The reaction was staggering and I clearly hit a nerve. It introduced me to lots of great … Continue reading Tweets of a working class writer.

Blog Tour: The Wrong Side of Twenty Five by Kate Armitage @itskatearmitage @HelloChickLit



Release date: December 28, 2017

Publisher: Crooked Cat Books

Genre: Women’s Fiction


With newsfeeds full of perfect pouts, hot-dog legs and the self-proclaimed hashtag-blessed, it’s hard not to feel inadequate. How has everyone figured out how to live their best life except you?

That’s what Kylie wants to know. She thought she would spend her twenty-fifth birthday having a mini-break not a mini-breakdown. After an evening of finger-food and snide remarks, Kylie decides that things must change. Naturally, Alexa disagrees. She doesn’t think anything needs to change and is quite happy plodding on with her best friend by her side. So, when everything changes for the better for Alexa, while it’s going from bad to worse for Kylie; will it tear them apart?

Hey guys, I hope the New Year is treating everyone right so far! I have a fabulous guest post from the author to share…

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Blog Tour + Book Review | The Wrong Side of Twenty-Five by Kate Armitage

Amazing review of The Wrong Side of Twenty-Five – thank you so much!

Tale Out Loud

The Wrong Side of Twenty-FiveThe Wrong Side of Twenty-Five by Kate Armitage
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Behind every successful woman is herself…,
and beside every successful woman is her best friend.

Kylie Louise Lee thought how her priorities gone wrong. She was decisive, adventurous and have a raw spirit. But at twenty-five, she didn’t still have a solid career, no boyfriend and no mortgage to pay. With her mom, Marie, constantly nagging on her about what kind of life she has, she felt her life was so depressing and thought that she was on the wrong side of twenty-five.

While Alexa Jane Chapman was the complete opposite of Kylie. She was sensible, organised and smart. She was reliable and loved consistency. She was a good friend, always there for Kylie even sometimes she needed to sacrifice her own time and happiness to make her feel better.

But when Alexa’s life was…

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Meet The Author : Heidi Catherine

Heidi Catherine is Australian and okay with light mocking. She's a talented author and a cool human being. That was the new author bio I wrote to celebrate her upcoming debut novel The Soulweaver. But for some reason she turned it down, and wrote this piece for my website instead. Whatever... Here it is! Where … Continue reading Meet The Author : Heidi Catherine

Publication month!

This month, I become a published author. Holy shit. I signed my publishing contract at the beginning of July and back then, December 28th seemed a million years away but now that I'm here I can tell you that it has flown by. I think one of the reasons it has flown by is that … Continue reading Publication month!