What is your favourite thing to write?
My absolute first love is poetry but I have been known to tinker with crime and children's stories - I’m hoping to explore this more.
What did you gain from the MumWrite programme?
I gained an immense amount from the MumWrite programme - in particular the confidence to explore my own creativity and take risks. I feel in the process I found my true authentic voice and the poetry I care about.
How do you find time to write as a parent?
It's non-linear and unstructured - free for all - when I can grab the time.
What kind of prompts do you like to use when you need inspiration?
Object evocation and or meditative writing - I feel inspired by memory so
memoir / autobiographical exercises usually work for me.
What's a writing achievement from the last 6 months that you're proud of?
Being published in streetcake magazine / The Babel Tower Notice Board.
What are your writing aims for 2021?
To complete and hopefully pass my MSc year 1 in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes and hopefully publish my first pamphlet (a labour of love I’ve worked on for the past four years).
Find out more about Michéle Beck on her website or find her on twitter: @michelebeckpoet