I love words.

 

Reading them, writing them, saying them, singing them.

(I also like doughnuts. See exhibit A)

I used to tap away on my mum’s old typewriter as a five-year-old (probably quite noisy but my parents never complained, bless them) but I didn’t ever think I was good enough to be a ‘writer’.

Instead, I studied music at university and tried to reinvent myself as a Jack Daniels-drinking, Malboro-smoking rock star. (See exhibit B)

Soon after graduating, I went into the world of hospitality. It didn’t end well (although granted, I did enjoy lots of free lattes and toffee apple muffins) and I had a mental breakdown which turned into my first book.

 

I rekindled my love for writing during my recovery and found that creative expression – telling stories – came naturally to me.

I became self-employed in 2018 and haven’t looked back since.

I wrote another book, this time a practical guide on freelancing, and now I divide my time between long-form content (fancy-schmancy word for books), content writing for businesses who share my values and inspiring writers through my online workshops and courses.

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My values

 

This little corner on the internet is for anyone interested in mental health, business, freelancing or creative writing.

As a business owner, I’m continually investing in my own learning and self-development to ensure that I create a space that is inclusive and welcoming to everyone – regardless of personal circumstances, ethnic background, ability, gender, sexual orientation or any other marginalised experience. My writing is designed to be relatable, accessible and never preachy.

I offer lots of free content in the form of my podcast and Instagram feed. I also offer ‘pay what you can afford’ slots on several of my workshops throughout the year and always offer payment plans on my courses.

I don’t claim to have it all figured out just yet, so feel free to reach out if you think there are improvements to be made. Come say hi at fiona@fionalikestoblog.com.

 

 

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I believe inconsistency isn’t something to be ashamed of.

Which is why my emails will come to you at random days of the week, at times yet TBC, probably with glaring grammatical mishaps. Because I am (like you) only human.