Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Hi, I’m Linda and I’m the owner (or is it lessee?) of this site and I love to stop and natter over a cup of tea, so why don’t you join me? That’s it, settle down with your favourite afternoon tipple and let’s start a journey into the power of words.

I believe that words change the world, in fact I know they’re the only thing that does. And I’m fascinated by the way they shape our psychology, philosophy, creativity and spirituality. My aim is to help writers and authors make the most of the words they craft so they reach the ears of the audience who most needs to hear them. Whether you have been writing for decades, or are just starting out, there will be something here to help, support and inspire you as you live your writing life.

So why not join me and let’s share a part of each other’s life journey for a while?

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    The challenge is to expand our vocabulary and think about what words mean to us. The word of the month in May is ‘juxtapose’ as once again we find ourselves at various crossroads.
  • In conversation with El Rhodes, Hysteria 2022 writer in residence
    El Rhodes was a finalist in Hysteria 2020, a reader for Hysteria 2021 and is very gamely still speaking to me and will be this year’s Hysteria writer in residence. El is an archaeologist who writes short fiction and creative non-fiction. In 2021 she won The Phare ‘Write Words’ Short Story prize, The Intrepid Times...