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Justifying Pleasure and Non-Tangible Work: Not Everything is About Productivity

Originally posted on space2live:
Others are quick to let you know what they find acceptable when it comes to how you  spend your day. You earned money doing it? Perfectly valid use of time. You made something useful? That will…

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Showing vs. Telling

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? If there was one piece of writing advice I disliked most as a new writer, it certainly was “Show, don’t tell.” Initially, I had no idea what it meant. Self-help writing blogs often…

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Privacy vs. Internet Communication

Originally posted on eaglecrowowl:
I am enmeshed in an ongoing mental dilemma regarding communication on the Internet.  Is it okay for me to write a blog, post stuff on Facebook, comment on stuff on Facebook, share photos of my kid,…

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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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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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Hypnotising

‘Writing is about hypnotising yourself into believing in yourself, getting some work done, then unhypnotising yourself and going over the material coldly.’ – Anne Lamott, ‘Bird by Bird’. ‘Bird by Bird’ has been recommended to me for years, and I’ve … Continue reading

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Creative Workshops for Mothers at the Festival Fringe

Calling the mothers among you: come along and enjoy a creative workshop at the upcoming Little Sunday event on 2nd June. I’m running one of my creative writing for mothers workshops and there’s lots of other juicy stuff on offer. … Continue reading

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Poem in upcoming Inky Needles

One of my poems, ‘Invincible’, has been accepted for publication on Inky Needles …I will post the link when it’s live. http://www.inkyneedles.com/.

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‘Poetry connect…

‘Poetry connects us to what is deepest in ourselves. It gives us access to our own feelings, which are often shadowy, and engages us in the art of making meaning. It widens the space of our inner lives. It is … Continue reading

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And sometimes it’s the very hell and drama days that lead to the best writing.

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