Last week I posted a creative checklist which encouraged building a sustainable writing practice that I had come across in the Daily Appointment Calendar for Writers by Judy Reeves. This week, I’m going to check-in and see how I’m travelling. Identify yourself as a writer. This is something that … Continue reading A Creative Check-In
Recently I came across a section called ‘How to Build a Sustainable Writing Practice’ in the Daily Appointment Calendar for Writers by Judy Reeves (pp 147-150). A Writer’s Book of Days, also by Reeves, is one of my favourite writing books, and below is a summarised version of … Continue reading A Creative Checklist
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
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?
This time last week I was in a state of something close to euphoria. The reason? I had finally completed the first draft of my novel. I had known the moment was coming. Although I am usually a planner, I had worked through the novel … Continue reading A Novel Approach
I like routines. I find comfort in habits and having things in their place. By creating structure I find I have more freedom and mindspace to think about other things. Routines do need a bit of room for give and take as things inevitably happen. … Continue reading We fall into old habits*
There are as many reasons to ask this question as there are ways to answer it. For many, writing is a uniquely personal form of expression, offering a way of creating another world or trying to make sense of the world in which they live. … Continue reading Why write?