Creative Writing

Writing that comes from the imagination, that tells a story. It’s the fine art of making things up in the most attractive way.


Creativity. What is it?

Q: What is creativity?   A: The relationship between a human being and the mysteries of inspiration.  I read this quote today.  It stands alone at the front of a book called Big Magic.  Written by Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic explores our relationship with creativity.  Something I find fascinating. Back in 2007 I started writing blog posts […]

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Glamping equals creative camping

I went glamping for the first time last weekend, and loved it. Truly, madly, deeply.  As I write this post, I’m asking myself, how can I tie-in this glamping experience in to my ‘All Things Creative’ articles? Well, that’s not difficult.  Everything about my glamping experience exploded in creativity. From the sleekly curved luxury wooden glamping […]

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Creative thoughts CAN make things happen

Two things on my ‘to do’ list for 2014 have already happened. And I firmly believe it’s because I’ve been thinking often enough, hard enough, and creatively enough about them since 1st Jan. The first one was treating myself to a special outfit to wear for teaching my Nia classes.  This being even more important […]

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Roget’s Thesaurus – online

I never thought I would but I’ve started using the online Roget’s Thesaurus much more than my beloved hardback. Does anyone else like this site as much as me? I really like the quirky new items, quote of the day, and the search trends. To celebrate Valentine’s Day here’s a great word cloud I’ve created […]

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The joys of Paper

Those of you who are following the Crafts Council on Twitter may have linked through already to this short film ‘I dream in Paper’ starring Paloma Faith. I adore paper as both a creative and practical form.  My idea of heaven is wandering around the top floor of Paperchase in Tottenham Court Road touching and […]

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Thursday is National Poetry Day

Poetry, for me, is creativity at its best, and I shall be making a big effort to get to at least one ‘poetry’ event on Thursday. Everyday this week, Jeremy Vine (BBC Radio 2, 12-2pm) is doing a ‘poetry’ slot, choosing a different theme each day and featuring guest poets. I love his Mr Gee […]

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Fry’s English Delight

Really enjoying listening to the latest series of Stephen Fry’s English Delight on Radio 4, Wednesday mornings at 9am. He explores the highways and byways of the English language and has a knack of  making certain things ‘fascinating’ which maybe we wouldn’t normally consider ‘fascinating’. So far he’s talked about the ‘Qwerty’ keyboard, ‘do men […]

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‘Festival’ creativity continued

  I made it to some of the Brighton Festival Artists’ Open Houses last weekend. We concentrated on the Five Ways Houses and, out of all the ones we visited, this one – Lampost 13 – touched me most. A delightful house, full of colour, vibrancy, warmth and welcome. It reminded me of The Bloomsbury […]

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How much do our surroundings impact on creativity?

I recently spent four days travelling around the beautiful Rhodope mountains of Bulgaria.  It reminded me how, when surrounded by such magnificent views and picturesque scenery, it makes it so much easier to gather inspiration, excite creativity, and help words to flow. And then I heard a programme on Radio 4 about famous British poets […]

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The joy of the English Language (and using it in copy)

‘Gloriously Goaty game for any gregarious gallivant‘.  I spent a day in London last weekend helping a friend to celebrate her birthday and came across this wonderful example of alliteration.  With these delightful words next to clever imagery and on colourful packaging I was easily persuaded to buy the product behind the words (which was, […]

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