Flash Fiction Challenge — “Puppet”

Dion over at The Fine Toothed Comb sets some excellent regular writing prompts. He chooses a picture and adds some essential words and challenges writers to create a short story in 400 words or fewer. This was mine. The key words were Lacquer, Surrogate, Crisp and you can see the prompt image and Dion’s story […]

Finding My Way Back

My regular readers and followers will know that I frequently write for mental health. I’m also aware that this often turns people off too. “Oh great, she’s going on about depression again.” “Why does she always focus on the serious stuff?” “She must be pretty unstable if she has to keep focusing on all that.” […]

Being a Wild Woman

Cross-posting from my sister blog “Well-Written”, which is also a huge part of my writing identity, I talk a little bit about conquering one of my biggest fears – speaking in public and in front of my peers – to lead a brand new writing workshop in Wellington. https://wellwrittennz.wordpress.com/2019/05/13/being-a-wild-woman/

Some Notes On Self-Publishing Ebooks

I recently ran a writing group in my adoptive home-town of Wellington which focused on self-publishing. The following are my notes from my presentation where I spoke about my experiences self-publishing my ebook. A little bit about me I moved to Wellington in 2017 from Leicester in the UK. I’ve always enjoyed writing, and before […]

A Thank You

As a special thank you to all of my readers, followers, lurkers and friends, I am releasing “Last Chapter,” one of my favourite stories published in my new collection Dark Winds Over Wellington, for you to read online for free.* 📖 last-chapter-1.pdf * This story is copyright. Except for the purpose of fair review, no […]

You Like Me. Right Now You Like Me.

Praise for “Dark Winds Over Wellington: Chilling Tales of the Weird & the Strange” “The stories in Tabatha Wood’s collection are carefully and intelligently crafted. You may think they’re just a tasty creepy snack, but then you start to feel a bit queasy, the cordyceps pokes out through your forehead and you find your perspective […]

Well-Written – Writing for Wellness

I run an online blog and support group called Well-Written; a writing group which encourages women to write for positive mental health. We share our ideas and creativity, and we listen to what we all have to say. It is aimed at being an empowering and nurturing space not just to write about mental health […]

Slowing Down and Changing Gears.

I’m tired. I don’t want to admit it, but I am. I promised myself last year to pay more attention to my ‘give-a-fuck’-budget, and by that I meant that I needed to consider whether something was really worth my time, my energy or my money. I also said that if an event I was invited […]

It Is Done … Almost

My manuscript is complete, and has been sent out to beta readers. I am under no illusions that my work is done and finished; I’m positive that there will be many more changes to be made, plot lines to improve, and characters to kill. Sending my ‘baby’ out into the world is terrifying. I wonder […]