I’ve been struggling to write lately. So much so that I have been staring at that sentence for twenty minutes and still have no idea what I’m going to say next, that’s what you don’t know as a reader, how long a piece that takes you two minutes to read actually takes to write! I’ll… Continue reading 9:08 – 10:41
I haven’t been writing for long, just over a year all in. In that time there’s also been a lot of life to be dealing with, health things, loss, change of job, along with all the stresses and strains of family life. It’s been tough to find the time and space, physically and mentally to… Continue reading When is a short story a novel?
I have always written. I have a very distinct early memory, I must have been 7 or 8, of the class being asked to write their own version of the Good Samaritan. I started writing and before I knew it we were being asked to put our pens down and go out to play, I… Continue reading The Drawbacks of Writing
I haven’t written anything for a while, partly because I haven’t had any brilliant ideas and partly because I have had a lot on my mind, the combination of which means staring at a blank screen wondering why I ever thought I could be a writer. It’s one of those expressions I loathe, writer’s block,… Continue reading Writer’s Block
I woke up this morning feeling quite excited about the idea I’d had for a blog post last night, I looked in the memo bit of my phone to remind me of the idea and the notes I’d made and there was nothing there. I realised immediately that it was a dream. Seriously? I’m even… Continue reading Finishing
I didn’t really want to blog about this today, poetry always seems so pretentious and “arty” that I don’t really want to a) let people know I secretly love it or b) make myself out to be a complete idiot (because as much as I love it I know nothing about it and couldn’t tell… Continue reading National Poetry Day