Muchness

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Running towards life

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anaïs Nin There are many people in my life that I admire. Lisa, for choosing to be a global wanderer; there … Continue reading

December 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Creative Monogamy

I’ve learned a lot, doing NaNoWriMo. For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, a blunt challenge for novelists. Write 50,000 words in the month of November … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Barriers to happiness

I bought a writing bureau the other day.  It was a last minute purchase, full of heady desire, urgency and opportunity.  It appeared in a Facebook group for pre-loved goods … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

Fairy tales are real

Life is a fairy tale. Although, it’s the kind of fairy tale we used to tell. Long before Disney, we told each other stories about conflicting priorities and consequences.   The little … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Doing because we do

Have you ever kept doing something because that’s what you do?  You kept going, long after the hunger for it was gone and long after the curiosity and energy went … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hush, no-one cares

I’m sitting in a room high above Rathdowne St, facing my creative demons. It’s a writer’s class. Not the insufferable kind where we talk about characters and narrative arcs and … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

I dreamt I was a writer

Last night, in my dream, I sat in front of a monitor with fingers flying over the keyboard. The characters and scenes from my novel flowed through me just as … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

New lessons from the past

I don’t write what I know. It breaks a cardinal rule of writing, but I couldn’t possibly know all the things I’ve supposed here in this blog. I’ve lived it … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Writer

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms. Muriel Rukeyser You know how writers are… they create themselves as they create their work. Or perhaps they create their work … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · 1 Comment
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