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Writing my Life

I opened my We’Moon 2014 diary today, as I was feeling unhinged from my creative and spiritual self, too tied down to the material, the busy-bee me, the old me drained by giving, giving, giving. That sense of wanting to … Continue reading

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The Elusive Story . . .or the One that [almost] Got Away

Back to work with a vengeance after more than two weeks off, I find myself inundated by the mundane, and at the same time, creatively inspired in new ways, a frustrating paradox of responsibility and the wish for freedom. During … Continue reading

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Travel Writing

A return to real life after more than two weeks’ hiatus is more than a little challenging. We set off on the Thursday afternoon to drive to Manchester, and stayed in a motel-type hotel overnight, before flying to Goa, India, … Continue reading

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The story that must (never?) be told

I don’t know about other writers, but for me, for over two decades, there has been one story I’ve been trying to tell, one way or another, a story that won’t go away. It’s rooted deep inside me, a part … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block – Built from guilt bricks.

After my flood of productivity several weeks ago, it has been a relative desert in the creativity department. Part of this is the same old story, life getting in the way. The grey skies have given way to rare sunshine, … Continue reading

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Present Tense, Past Perfect

Life is full of ups and downs – some days I have energy and ideas running out of me, others I have nothing but this sense of being drained and two-dimensional. At times, the pressure to manage daily life is … Continue reading

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Twelve thousand word marathon

I’m writing this with sore wrists and aching hands. Today has been a marathon day of writing, a rare day when all the factors needed to make me write well and effectively slotted into place. I woke early, after a … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions, decisions

It is strangely anticlimactic to open the brown envelope and draw out the two sample cover art designs for my upcoming novel. The publisher has been as good as their word, and presented two different ideas. One aspect of the … Continue reading

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Dreams and Disasters

Do all writers dream? I don’t know. Certainly, I dream a lot – long, technicolour dreams with full surround sound, dreams where I cannot escape the feeling of being chased, or watched, dreams of people, places, houses. A recurring theme … Continue reading

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A writer’s retreat?

I went to view a house today, something I am considering buying. It’s a lovely little cottage, in a semi-rural village, but it feels like it is in the middle of nowhere. It’s down a lane, surrounded by trees, in … Continue reading

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