Janet is a carer who has been a member of Kingston Carers' Network for 8 years, participating in many workshops and activities. She has more recently been involved in our Working for Carers Project, to further develop her interest in journalism, and has a blog on Wordpress on which she has published two articles.
"I have been writing for most of my life. Well, since secondary school, at least.
I find creative writing therapeutic as it lifts the blues almost as if by magic. Perhaps, it's the distraction that it affords.
My favourite length for a piece of writing, both fiction and non-fiction, is less than a thousand words.
I have never been drawn to writing a novel of around ninety thousand words plus.
In fiction, I steer clear of violence and erotica. It's a challenge to write a love story without violence and erotica and I do so love a challenge!"
You can read Janet's articles here: