Needing to have a purpose… I started writing when I was 36 years old. I was a stay-at-home parent with a story bouncing around in my head and writing seemed like an easy hobby. But … Read more
Do you keep a writer’s creative notebook? If so, the notebook is probably a great place for your creativity to sprout, bud and blossom?
Have you ever considered devoting all or part of your vacation to a writing retreat?
Welcome to 2014 – a magical year of possibility for you as a writer. At this pivotal time, I’d like to invite you to pause and reflect on your writing journey….where you’ve been in 2013 … Read more
Over the last few months I’ve become smitten with Big Bang Theory, and in particular with the character Sheldon Cooper. If you are a fan of the series you’ll be aware that Sheldon hosts a … Read more
A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away. Eudora Welty In this quote, the writer, Eudora Welty, reminds us that photographs capture moments; and moments frozen in time can inspire writers. I have loved taking … Read more
It’s been a stressful, melancholy week, and my writing routine is waiting for an appointment
As a teacher of yoga and meditation I am often struck by how many writers are practicing meditators, and how many, who are not meditators in the traditional sense, often have habits which perform the … Read more
Are you are writer who has lots of ideas? Do you sometimes have more ideas for novels, short stories, poems, memoir, creative non-fiction pieces or blog posts than you can use?
How long has it been since you experienced something completely new? What was it? Did you try your first Ethiopian meal or attend the opera? Did you find yourself in a Zumba dance class or … Read more