Writing

Feeling The Love

24 December 2016 Bulletin Board
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Hello gorgeous reader . . . leading up to Christmas tomorrow, may your day and your life be filled with everything most beautiful, and all that your heart desires. Popping in here today brings a deep sense of gratitude and grace, as well as nostalgia for the magical moments I’ve enjoyed on this blog, and […]

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Benefits of Freelance Writing: What You Learn about Life

7 July 2011 Studio
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Chatting with a fellow writer yesterday, we agreed that one of the great benefits of freelance writing stems from the research required, and the amount we learn – and get to share – about other people, the world around us and life in general. An example is the commissioned writing I did (scanned inserts above) […]

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Timely Message from the Writing Stratosphere

16 August 2010 Daily Life

Wintry warmth soothes my bones, spreading Sunday laziness through my body. Indistinct doggie sounds decorate the background. A yap here, gallop there, punctuated by noisy chewing, which I’m determinedly ignoring. I mean, really, how much damage can they do out here? The first whiffs of Spring float her pending arrival on the still air. O […]

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Outlook

14 August 2010 Inspiration

Outlook is unique. Ah, the lure of a warm wooden deck, with a view of infinity! Squinting into the morning sunlight, I let it’s rays lick my throat. Vampires flirt with my mind. In particular, Edward Cullen. It’s all Sam’s fault. She’s the one who got me infected. Right here in this vivid piece of […]

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Loafing

28 June 2010 Inspiration

Loafing is a necessary luxury. It gives rise to inspiration. Quotes to consider: “To loaf is a science, to loaf is to live” – Honore de Balzac “Loafing needs no explanation and is its own excuse.” – Christopher Morley “It is better to have loafed and lost, than never to have loafed at all” – […]

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Uniqueness

25 June 2010 Inspiration

Uniqueness contributes colour. Its celebration brightens the world. Quotes to consider: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss “It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.” – Henri Matisse “You’re only given a […]

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Personality

21 June 2010 Inspiration
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Personality is provocative. It’s no co-incidence that The Lion King‘s Zazu is one of these! Quotes to consider: “Personality is everything in art and poetry.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.” […]

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Texture

14 June 2010 Inspiration

Texture entices touch. It graces the world with depth and dimension. Quotes to consider: “Little moments can have a feeling and a texture that is very real.” – Ralph Fiennes “The past becomes a texture, an ambience to our present.” – Paul Scott “Memory is quite central for me. Part of it is that I […]

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Authenticity

4 June 2010 Inspiration

Authenticity is about being. Too much doing can lead to undoing. Quotes to consider: “What we are looking for is what is looking.” – St. Francis of Assisi “Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.” – W. H. Auden “Serve others for they […]

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Books are like children . . .

9 May 2010 Writing

‘They come through us, but not from us’ – to paraphrase Kahlil Gibran from his jewel of a book, The Prophet. This concept is echoed in Julia Cameron‘s brilliant handbook for creativity, The Artist’s Way. Her first ‘Rule of the Road’ is to “Show up at the page. Use the page to rest, to dream, […]

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resources for writers

6 April 2010 Writing

I’ve recently come across a great online magazine for fiction writers, called Fiction Factor. Among a host of helpful articles and links, it features an advertisement for an ebook entitled Write, Create & Promote a Best Seller, which is packed with plenty of practical information. So if you’re a novelist too, you may like to […]

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