Beating the Block

I’m delighted that, after several weeks of not writing much at all and feeling that my ‘writing rhythm’ had gone when my beloved dog Trix died just before Christmas, this week at last ideas are sprouting as well as my usual drive to write those ideas in story or poem or dialogue and drama.

Lost [...]

Writing – published work


‘Skills-based Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder’ , by Professor Janet Treasure, Gráinne Smith and Anna Crane, pub 2007 by Routledge

‘Families, Carers and Professionals: Building Constructive Conversations’  by Gráinne Smith, pub 2007 by John Wiley and Sons

‘Anorexia and Bulimia in the Family’ by Gráinne Smith, pub 2004 by [...]


My passion is writing in all forms of communication, including writing as a therapy… I’ve been writing, mainly stories, since I was a child.  In fact, can’t remember a time when I wasn’t making up stories and writing them down.  In 1997 I gave up my full time job to concentrate on writing.

Mainly published [...]

Open University development

Yesterday I attended my first-ever meeting of an Open University in Scotland Faculty of Health and Social Care group.  This well-established group works on supporting and developing the involvement of service users and their family carers in training for professionals e.g. social workers.

A most interesting meeting which focussed on the agenda of news of [...]