a new chapter (& something to share)

This space has meant a lot to me. I started writing here back in 2012 – pregnant with my third son, I squeezed my storytelling into toddler nap times and tired evenings on the sofa with my laptop. Here I shared the littlest stories of my life – the cakes I baked; my children’s toes; the blossom on the tree outside my window; the accumulations of life on my kitchen table. My creative journey here has taught me a lot about photography and writing, but most of all it has shown me that small stories matter, that it’s the little instants, the quiet moments and the daily choices that make us who we are.

It’s now the start of a new chapter for me – nine chapters, to be precise – because over the last months, I have written the book that I told you about, and it’s available for preorder.

Little Stories of Your Life is about gathering precious fragments that make up your life and holding those fragments to the light, looking for the stories within. It’s about why we choose to tell our stories and how we can capture them with meaningful words and soulful images. This is a book about the beauty of ordinary days, and the magic that we find when we pay attention to the details of our lives.

Little Stories of Your Life will show you how to use words and photographs to capture precious little moments from your own life, and in doing so will help you to find your unique creative voice. I wrote this book for you because your voice — and your story — matters. Should you wish to preorder a copy, you can do so by clicking below: ***

I do have more stories to tell you, but I won’t be telling them here. I’m moving across to my new website, where I’ll be sharing occasional thoughts on writing and life. If you’d like to stay in touch, the best thing to do is sign up to my monthly email letters and receive a letter from me directly to your inbox each month, which will contain links to any recent journal posts. If you aren’t already subscribed, you can sign up here.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for stopping by, and for engaging with my stories over the years. It means the world to have had you here, and I hope you’ll join me for my next chapter.

Laura x

*** (Bookshop .org is an affiliate link, meaning that I would earn a small commission from Bookshop .org, whose fees support independent bookshops.)

some news…

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