🌎 My home is in Yorkshire, I’m a born and bred no nonsense Yorkshire woman, over 50, rebellious grandmother and global online entrepreneur
🤷♀️ I’m 59, no idea how that happened
💻 My work includes freelance writer, midlife motivator and mentor, blogger, fiction author, creativity coach for new writers, podcaster, You Tuber
📱I support mid-lifers as they pivot, often into solopreneurs, workers from home (WFH), newbie social media influencers, you get the idea
⌨️ Motivation, information and inspiration in bitesize, non-jargon packed, easy to understand posts and media content
🐿 Multi-passionate squirrel
❤️ Eco advocate. Books…
Or at least I’m not convinced yet.
I have two Medium accounts, in two pen names. Laughingly I will call this one my ‘main’ account. This is the one which links back to my website, Christie Adams Writer — Book and Midlife Adventures
I have blogged on and off there for years. It’s also where admittedly I am far from consistent on Medium at least.
I feel passionate about my topics but life gets in the way. You know how it is.
I’ll leave that up to your imagination.
But it’s a topic that sells.
I stress, it can’t get…
I know, dark eh, I blame CSI and Terminator. I watched them way too much in my formative years.
In my first book, my plot is tight, my characters feel alive, to me at least. So now I’m knuckling down to the editing. I have recognised some silly mistakes I need to remove from my writing. They are simple mistakes anyone can make, so maybe you’ll need to think about them and do the same with your work.
Start getting familiar with your delete key. Your characters will thank you, or at least your readers will. …
You can listen to the original content on Episode #057 of my Midlife Isn’t A Crisis Podcast
I’ve been through it. I know what it’s like. So many career changes. Redundancy, voluntary transfers, complete shifts of direction, the complete kit and caboodle of career pivots.
At least once the employment contract change came in that wonderfully disempowering way of ‘here’s the offer, take it or leave.’ I moved from one brand to another, under this ‘do you want a job or not’ strategy. One day I at a desk working for a small, caring local company. The next day, I…
I’ve really enjoyed getting to know more about them in their second darker investigation in the Burned Series Book Two.
And of course imagine myself pounding the streets of my beloved Sheffield landscape.
Jezzabelle ‘Belle’ Jones, insurance investigator, returns in this dark story of abuse, murder and hidden secrets.
An inferno rages in Morton House Children’s Home. Once the firefighters get the fire under control, they discover bones in the cellar.
They soon realise the bones don’t belong to one fire victim. These are the bones of children buried there over the years.
Belle again works with Mac, a retired…
Should we ever ban a book, is it better to keep it in the open and enable us to debate, or should we force it off the bookshelves.
As a white woman, outside the US, mother of a woman, grandmother of girls (and boy) I need to speak to a topic high on the media agenda right now.
Whilst this issue obviously isn’t unique to the US, it is the one that has pushed it to the fore in the current media storm.
Texas has highlighted the current terrifying Gilead* theme to politics. Without going into details, they have outlawed…
I’ve been so focussed on production I have totally neglected these updates. So sorry! I realise that in trying to bring you more, I’ve actually delivered less. I truly will try to bring you updates more often. Maybe my FREE ebook will make up for my absence.
I’ve been having loads of downloads in Denmark! How cool is that, I love it there! I’m truly global.
Yep, always. This month has been my thriller proof reading. I’m researching a new genre and the craft of writing. Always learning.
See the link at the end of…
Did you even know you can use the image in a much more productive way?
You know you need to add an image to Medium, but did you know that by just spending a few more minutes you can enhance the appeal of your post and even boost your SEO?
It’s so easy to just click on Unsplash and add a free image, isn’t it?
No judgment. I used to do that all the time. Then I found a better way.
There are so many users on Medium now, a static Unsplash image is likely to have been shared on…
To my non-UK peeps
If we go quiet over here its because
- Nandos ran out of chicken
- McDs ran out of milkshake
- The loo roll shortage is likely to recur
- The biggest sausage roll shop ever, is running out of stock
- Christmas is looking doubtful…
Now we can’t grow much over here. Floods and truck parks saw to that.
What we do grow can’t be picked, coz we forgot how to do that and those that helped out have gone home.
I turned the key, heard the reassuring click as the lock dropped into place.
It could be weeks, months, maybe years before I retrieve the contents of the locker. If at all.
I sealed the key in the envelope, ready to mail to my accountant alongside my new will and ‘Do Not Open Until After My Death’ instructions.
My whole life I’d worked to provide for my family. Now they were gone. I was lost for a while. Then the plan took hold.
From a germ of an idea. An off-the-cuff remark made at the funeral. …