Posts Tagged ‘writing’
An Ode to the Squirrel in the tree.
One of my grand plans has come apart at the seams. Who cares? Well, probably nobody but I’m going to tell you about it anyway. Very quickly. So as not to bore you, whoever you may be out there in cyber world. I took a photo of a squirrel. It was awesome. And poetic. I…Read More
I’m not leaving this spot until Michelangelo gets here.
Well. That wasn’t quite what I was expecting. Life just threw me a dung-encrusted curve ball. If I had gonads, I’d be that guy rolling round on the ground, screaming in unadulterated misery. What happened has got me all doubled over and I’m not sure I’ll ever be upright again. Methinks this kind of life-changer puts…Read More
My Main Character’s Heart just pounded, thumped, raced, leaped and fluttered her to Death.
Words. Dang, there are a lot of them. Many, many, many. And therein lies my problem. I don’t know enough of them. Case in point, I’ve just repeated the same word to describe how many (bastard!) words there are to use.Read More
Warning – Editing is bad for Keyboard Circuitry
*Tap tap* This thing on?Read More
It’s Kinda Been A Crazy Week…or Two.
Holy Sweet Jeebus, what the hell just happened over the past two weeks? Who was that masked man? The one who swooped in, picked up my quiet little writing life and slung it over his broad shoulders (but not too broad though, and they have that nice definition of muscle that catches all the droplets…Read More
Hi Ho, Hi Ho. Off to Meet A Deadline we Go.
Big moment. The many words I’ve written on many pages are going off to be sent off and scrutinised, discarded, red-carded, rearranged and tut-tutted. Or as commonly known, edited. I am going full adult. Hiring professionals. Getting invoiced. Peeps, I’ve been given a DEADLINE. I’ve adulted myself right in the kahunas.Read More
The Way you do the things you do – Igniting the Writing Brain.
So I have recovered from last weeks little red-cheeked dummy spit. I am once again the epitome of calm. A picture of serenity.Read More
Location, Location. Rah, Rah, Rah. Writing inspiration bim, boom, bah!
Some places speak to you as a writer. They can say things like ‘Hello, I am your imagination’s nirvana and I will inspire you to heights of true writing mastery.’ Often it’s more like ‘Stop walking round and round this library cause it’s exam time and you have jack-shit chance of getting a better seat than…Read More
That’s me in the corner, that’s me in the spotlight, losing my ability to social.
First up, apologies to REM. Don’t sue me. It will be a waste of your time I can assure you. I’m an unpublished writer. Nuff said. Secondly, I went to a writers’ conference on the weekend and I realised something. I’m really not good at this grand old, completely terrifying, monstrosity they call networking. (Cue scary…Read More
Step away from the keyboard – Writing doth make me sedentary.
So it was my birthday this year and my other half (who I shall refer to as The Canadian from here on in) bought me the obligatory present. It was about two months late but that is a whole other blog and an ongoing relationship counselling case. The Canadian’s gift to me was one of those watch…Read More