Category Archives: creative writing

Wild Motherhood, Self Publishing, and Other Questions

Hello again, and happy (belated) new year. The past six weeks have been a productive and exciting time for me. I had a refreshing break over Christmas and New Year, with a lot of singing, 5 Rhythms dancing and relaxing … Continue reading

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Social Media is a Waste of Time for Writers—Hmmm, Think Again

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
We’ve been talking a lot about social media lately and I am always grateful for your comments and thoughts. This kind of feedback not only helps me improve my blog, but my also…

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Winter Re-Fueling: Projects Old & New

For me, winter has often been an extremely creative time, as outward activities slow down and there is more time spent indoors. I have ideas coming thick and fast. What are your creative rediscoveries or completions this winter so far? What is slowly germinating under the surface of what can appear a cold hard surface? Continue reading

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Summer-autumn spell

Summer-autumn transitions are always a mix of flavours for me: I enjoy getting back into work routines and feel the return to the more internal writing-generating space…but I also feel the sadness of saying a temporary goodbye to campfires, green … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: Writing Process

Louise Halvardsson, a poet and award-winning novelist I admire very much and with whom I used to work and perform in the Writing Sisters Collective, asked me to join a blog tour, answering a few questions about my writing, so … Continue reading

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Supportive Writing Workshops for Mothers in Need

Over the last few months I’ve continued to run my monthly Mothers’ Writing Workshops, now called ‘Your Story Matters’, in Lewes. I’m very excited to share my latest project, which is aimed at bringing this valuable work to mothers who … Continue reading

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Small Stones and New Years Resolutions

As a mindfulness discipline and a way of keeping my fiction and poetry-writing muscles flexed as I work on my non-fiction ‘Wild Motherhood’ book, I am writing ‘small stones’ everyday, ‘Small Stones‘ is an idea developed by author and Buddhist Satya … Continue reading

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‘Women’s Writing’

Last week I read Tessa Hadley’s ‘Everything will be all right’, an exploration of mother/daughter relationships over three generations, as well as a reflection on the enormous changes for women and society over those decades. I found myself living inside … Continue reading

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Literature Infusions and a New Poem

Particularly at this stage of writing my book, it’s essential for me to ‘fill the well’ with more writerly inspiration, to avoid getting locked down into an uninspiring purely ‘editing’ mode. Yesterday I went to the ‘Wolf at the Door‘ … Continue reading

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Creative Writing Workshops for Mothers

Monthly workshops to help you (re)discover your creative voice, 2nd Friday morning of every month. Whether you think of yourself as a writer or not, this is a safe, nonjudgmental space to: • Reflect on your experience of being a … Continue reading

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