Recently I took an opportunity to write up to 300 words on grief. I was reminded of how writing is often a form of therapy for me. Below is my piece. Grief Encounters Grief is a changeable companion. We’ve met before, in various guises, but … Continue reading Writing as Therapy: Grief Encounters
I have been thinking lately about synchronicity, those surprising instances when something that is on your peripheral comes into sharper focus through a multitude of moments. This was started when I met up with a friend a month or two ago and we were comparing … Continue reading Splendid Synchronicity
Lately I haven’t been writing as much as I’d like to, and it’s been bothering me. There have been external factors which have pushed their way into the time I usually have to daydream and scribble and think up new stories or ideas. There are … Continue reading Creativity On Hold
One of the many benefits to keeping a journal, regardless of frequency, is the option to revisit times past and impressions as at a certain point in time. Not everything is recorded, of course, but there is a delight in coming across scribblings which capture … Continue reading Journal Jottings
In last week’s post, I wrote about the reasons why I blog. Like most people, I read blogs for a long time before ever considering that I would write one. These days I am reading more blogs than before, and for different reasons. It made … Continue reading Blogs I Enjoy
I was recently asked to put some words together in response to this question for a post on the Writers in the Mist blog. This blog is hosted and managed by the fabulous staff at the Blue Mountains City Library, and includes pieces contributed by … Continue reading Blogging – what, why and where?
I cannot remember a time in my life when I didn’t have a fortress of books. It has only been through a gradual embrace of the electronic age that I have stopped leaving home without at least one book. What if I was stuck somewhere … Continue reading How many books on writing are too many?