Denice is a Freelance writer, Information Technologist and Research Project Manager. She has had a number of articles and short stories published, (A full list is below). She has two novels completed that she is sending out to publishers.
This blog is based on her journey, and provides practical support for other writers. As well as the successes, she's had plenty of rejection letters! So why do it? 'The teacher of a writing course I attended put it best 'I can't imagine not writing'.
I write about Technical tools, online teaching and finding information online for Technically Minded.
Read some of my published works:
How Monsters are Made (page 10)
'Masai Miracle' (Free)
'Beyond a reasonable doubt' (Free)
'The Candle that burns' (Free)
'Sibling rivalry' (Free)
'Shopping for men' (Free)
Stories in Anthologies:
A long way home in Cathartic Screams
Chasing Butterflies in My Very Good, my Very Bad Cat
I've tried a range of genres, and styles of writing, and simply enjoy playing with words on a page. I've written feature articles, short stories, children's stories, had plenty of practice with academic writing.
I lived in Africa- Rhodesia (Now Zimbabwe) and South Africa, and has traveled extensively in Africa. She now lives in the UK
I've never been able to afford to write full time, so I have had a variety of day jobs, which include library management, giving me the chance to read and explore writing styles; I've done a lot of Admin and IT work, which has helped me develop tools for managing my writing submissions! I've also worked as a bookkeeper and teacher. I hold degrees in English; Psychology; Library and Information Science and Theology, and an Msc in Information Science. I currently work on an AHRC funded research project at the University of Sussex, working with the BBC.
I am cat mad, and currently have 6 furry children that keep me and my husband very busy.
I'm an avid reader, I enjoy arts and crafts, and while I am more of a homebody, I have also been hiking and diving, and driven a 4x4 on the worst roads in the world!
Wide ranging life experience provides endless material for writing. It's worth trying as much as you can, and exploring as much as you can.
"Memorial Wall" was published online in Commuter Lit 10 March 2021
"Conversation in a Utopian Future" was narrated and broadcast on Antipodean Sci Fi 21 Feb 2021
"The Journey" - PIF magazine -Issue 272 January 2020
"Lonely Birds " - My Weekly, 07 September 2019
"Project Management systems:" blog for the Connected Histories of the BBC project.
"How Monsters are Made" - a retelling of the Medusa Myth in Cauldron Anthology - Issue 8: Untold Fortitude (page 10)
"A long way home" in Cathartic Screams
"War Memoirs" Ultimate Writer Quarterly Vol 7 No 73. July / Aug / Sept 17
"The Perfect Garden" - Short Stories 101
"Wishing on rabbits" - My Weekly 11 April 2017
"Puppy love" in Ireland's Own 22 July 2016
Chasing Butterflies - appears in the Chicken Soup for the soul publication 'My very good My very bad cat.'
The List (Short story) Cut website.
Advent Calendars (Ireland's Own) (December 2015)
The social network (short story) Ireland's own July 2015
Shopping for men (short story) Everyday Fiction
Beach Mystery (Short story) Conceit Magazine Oct 2014
Cats & Rabbits (Furry Friends) Cat World Feb 2012
The Shop Cat Cat World July 2011
Fencing brings peace Cat World June 2011
Operation Cat Flap Cat World April 2011
Language of a cat Cat World May 2011
Cake images Cake Craft and Decoration March 2011
The name game Cat World March 2011
Let Sleeping cats lie Cat World Jan 2011
A Cat's Christmas Cat World December 2010
Winning Story Prima October 2010
Never a dull moment at college CILIP Gazette 1-14 July 2010
Meet Miss Marple Cat World Oct 2010
Obsession or Passion? Cat World June 2010
Cat Calls Cat World March 2010
The Games People Play Cat World December 2009
Meet Barney Rubble Cat World November 2009
Famous Feline Cat World Sept 2009
Love with Feeling Cat World August 2009
Pentlow Pets Cat World July 2009
Short story: The Red Shoes First Edition June 2009
Going Potty Cat World May 2009
Literary Cat Quiz Cat World April 2009
Cats That Play Cat World March 2009
Visit To The Vet Cat World February 2009
What's For Dinner? Cat World January 2009
What To Do When Your Cat Goes Missing Cat World November 2008
Whose Been Sleeping In My Bed Cat World October 2008
Curio Cats Cat World September 2008
Test Your Knowledge Quiz Cat World August 2008
Same but different Cat World July 2008
Catz Rule Quiz Cat World June 2008
Cat Quiz Cat World April 2008
Cat Conundrums accepted by Your Cat May 2008
Trading Places Cat World April 2008
Don't Be Stressed by Exams Young Voices March 2008
Who's In Charge? Cat World Jan 2008
Too Clever By Half Cat World August 2007
Louis Waine: Artiste Unconventionale Best Of Britain March 2007
The Cat Made Me Buy A House (AKA Furry Estate Agent) Your Cat July 2006
And Kitty Came Too (AKA: A- Z Of Cat Travel) Cat World June 2006 reprinted July 2010
Cult Of Doom Christian Living Today Oct / Nov 2000
Penryn Celebrates The Day of The Book Laevelder 11 May 1999
Learning About The Environment Laevelder 20 May 1997
Outcomes Based Education Discussed At Penryn College Laevelder 13 June 1997
The New Apostolic Church Christian Living Today Jan / Feb 1995
Building On Sand Christian Living Today Sept / Oct 1994
Behind The New Age Christian Living Today July / Aug 1994
The Sinking Moon Christian Living Today May / June 1994
The non Eddyfying Truth: Christian Science Christian Living Today Mar / April 1994
The Science Fiction Of Scientology Christian Living Today Jan / Feb 1994
True Or False Witnesses Christian Living Today Nov / Dec 1993
The Latter Day Saints Christian Living Today Sept / Oct 1993
A Christian Response To Cults Christian Living Today July / Aug 1993