writing


Overcoming writer’s block

Do you suffer from writer’s block? I do.  I suffer from writer’s block frequently. Particularly when there are lots of things happening in my life and my brain is on information overload. Creating downtime, practising meditation, tai chi, and yoga, and walking, are all things I aim to build into my days to help empty […]

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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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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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Word of the week: Groovy

My job is all about ‘words’ and making ‘words’ work in the copywriting and web content writing world. So I thought I’d create a ‘word of the week’ blog spot focusing on ‘words ’that we just don’t seem to use much in our everyday language. And then I’m going to try and use these ‘words’ […]

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Word(s) of the week: ‘Manse’ and ‘Jinny’

My job is all about ‘words’ and making ‘words’ work in the copywriting and web content writing world. So I thought I’d create a ‘word of the week’ blog spot focusing on ‘words ’that we just don’t seem to use much in our everyday language. And then I’m going to try and use these ‘words’ as […]

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Word of the week: snow

  I know it’s an obvious choice of word this week, but the creativity that snow generates is amazing.  Instead of snowy ‘by the sea’ scenes (in Brighton) last year, I’m now surrounded by snowy ‘country’ scenes….and this was one of my favourite local scenes this week. It may not look very creative to you, […]

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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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