Bloganuary 23: an interview with Lady B

Today we’re interviewing Lady Blackbird, the protagonist of a work in progress. Hello Lady Blackbird. Could I just clarify that is not my name, Lady Blackbird. I’m not the soul singer with the white afro. My actual name is Tara Amsel. Right, OK. Thanks for clarifying. So why is your book called Lady Blackbird? I… Continue reading Bloganuary 23: an interview with Lady B

Bloganuary 16: Passionate for a cause

What is a cause you feel passionate about? I've been thinking about this topic for a few days now, as there are lots of issues I'm concerned about but none that I would say I am passionate about. I was thinking climate change but then the idea came that behind climate change comes inequality. Inequality… Continue reading Bloganuary 16: Passionate for a cause

Bloganuary 8: What do you like most about your writing?

Two years ago I let myself say out loud that I wanted to write a novel. That was my big dream. And then I read an article by Mel Robbins that asked, “What are you doing to achieve your dream? I’ve met so many people who say they want to be writers and when I… Continue reading Bloganuary 8: What do you like most about your writing?

Bloganuary 5: What is something you wish you knew how to do?

Three things come up in my mind immediately on seeing this question: Ride a motorcyclePlay the celloScuba dive I don't want a Harley Davison, I think they are ugly. (And people I know who know bikes tell me that BMWs are much better touring bikes.) In fact it wouldn't have to be a big bike.… Continue reading Bloganuary 5: What is something you wish you knew how to do?

Bloganuary 4: What was your favorite toy as a child?

These Bloganuary topics are not very well thought through. If you consider that 'being a child' lasts from zero to 12 years old, there are very few toys that will remain with you over that length of time. Certainly for me there are few. But if I think of something that I could consistently enjoy,… Continue reading Bloganuary 4: What was your favorite toy as a child?

What advice would you give your teenage self?

Part of the #bloganuary wordpress initiative. Tough first theme to tackle. I don't expect teenage me would take any of this advice because she would have the certainty of youth, certainty that you know how the world works and how your life will run. (Hint: it's not going to go like you planned.) I know… Continue reading What advice would you give your teenage self?