I cannot deny that I am a big fan of Elizabeth Gilbert. I have long been a fan of her work and I enjoy listening to her talk. I was lucky enough to see her speak at the Perth International Arts Festival in 2014. Elizabeth is an inspiring, honest, non-sugar coating inspiration. Like Big Magic… Continue reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Creativity Workshop
Having one of those days? You have to write, you have targets to meet but everything that comes out is just blah.. forcing it is like painting a fence in the rain. But everything you know and have been told about writing is running on train carriages through your head: ‘you can’t edit a blank… Continue reading 10 Tips on How to Avoid Writing..
I admit that I am procrasti-blogging. I know it is not a real word, but it is a real state of mind. I need to be line editing Allison Song Bird, I need to move along, get things done, get it going, get on with it. I just need to do it! Plain and simple.… Continue reading Line Edits – Just Do It!
“Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences” Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar. Many writers live within the “Bell Jar”. Seduced into that illusion of containment. A belief that no one can touch me, I can observe from within my safe, transparent shield. There is a difference between our minds and those… Continue reading Sentences.
I have a great gaggle of friends whom I adore. We love to get together and share the latest happenings in our lives. Usually over coffee, lunch, dinner and occasionally at the gym. Now that I have decided to get my writing life in order and to finish the unfinished works, see new projects through… Continue reading Sorry but I have to work that day. Really I do.
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” – Stephen King I was stunned when during a writers workshop the discussion turned to what books we are currently reading and a young man announced that he does not bother reading, that he was a writer not a… Continue reading Read, Write. Read, Write.
I know that it is a physiological necessity. We must blink to cleanse and lubricate the cornea or something along those lines but what happens when you blink and suddenly a year has gone. Pooof! Last year was the year I was going to do 101 things towards my reaching my goals. The goals I made… Continue reading The Problem with Blinking