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.


Things that make me smile…

In my last post I made a list of things that I would do as a focus for my ‘writing plan’, and to keep me on track for ‘being creative’.  One of those things is to write a post every 2 weeks about the things that make me smile.  It’s been a busy month, and […]

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Writing my way home

Last year I took Jeff Brown’s ‘Writing your Way Home’ course.  It was an online course over 6 weeks. Due to other commitments at the time I just about managed to cover the one hour long audio session each week.  And I wrote one or two pieces  a week that I submitted to our online […]

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Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller

I saw this ‘Don’t be a tourist, be a traveller’ sign in a shop window on my recent visit to Thessaloniki, Greece. And it got me thinking.  Is there really a difference between tourists and travellers?  I suppose we’ve all been tourists at times and we’ve all been travellers.  And some of us seek out […]

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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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