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Living each day much muchier

Not every writer is a novelist

If I asked whether you thought I could write a successful novel, I bet most of you would say yes. Believe in yourself. Put in the hard work. Train your … Continue reading

November 20, 2019 · 1 Comment

Aiming small

My Kickstarter reward arrived in the post yesterday. Sitting neatly on the steps leading up to my apartment, was a parcel (thanks to whoever accepted it from the postie) containing … Continue reading

April 24, 2019 · 3 Comments

The work of writing

  The work of creative writing is not the words. Words, themselves, are easy. The brain never shuts up. It’s always using words to explain things to itself. Endless, inane, … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

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
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