An Intelligent Writer’s Blog

Thank you for your interest in my blog Write on Ejaleigh! The blog was started in August 2018 by me, Elisabeth Straw.

I am a writer, a teacher and an examiner. I worked as part of the Senior Management Team in Schools until a close personal bereavement made me reevaluate my life. I completed my first novel in 2018 and have also had my writing published in a collection of short stories. I have written articles for a range of publications and I am a guest writer for the FAFF film festival. I have completed writing courses with Curtis Brown and Laura Jane Williams.

The topics I cover on my blog, range from my cultural passions such as The Bronte Sisters, English Literature, Royal History and music to my interest in gardening and mental health. I also write about issues in education and special educational needs. My son has autism and I am an advocate for assisting parents in the nightmare process of gaining an EHC.

I am a redhead and much of my childhood was spent being chronically allergic to most fabrics and products. My allergies tended to fade as I grew older, however, now during my menopause, they have returned. I am always trying to find products that help to make the menopause less stressful and also enable me to carry on wearing makeup. I write about the menopause and I am eager to start conversations relating to this somewhat neglected subject.

I am first and foremost a writer. I believe in producing compelling yet clear copy, that educates and entertains. I discipline myself to write every day and I read from a wide variety of genres to improve my writing. I really look forward to working with you.