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
One of my favourite songs is ‘They Thought I Was Asleep‘ by Paul Kelly. There are three kids in the backseat of a car, one grizzling until the eldest child tells him ‘he’d better quit it or die’. They are travelling home, worn out after … Continue reading Not Telling
There is part of my personality that yearns for order, consistency and a daily pattern of sorts. I know this wouldn’t suit everyone, and there are times when it doesn’t suit me either, but I’ve learned to accept that I work best when there is … Continue reading Methodical Matters or Why Routines Rule
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 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 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*
Something that never ceases to amaze me is the power and capability of the mind. Whilst I’m quietly confident that I seriously under utilise my mind’s capacity, there is comfort in knowing that I can call upon it to help me out and that it will … Continue reading Don’t ask, don’t get.
This is such a powerful word. It immediately conjures up a collection of images, of worlds both real and invented. It can take me to another time or place, and makes me think of a life with less limitations. That place in your head where … Continue reading Imagine
I came across Still Life with Teapot by Brigid Lowry by chance. There was something about the byline: ‘on zen, writing and creativity’ that caught my interest. I downloaded the sample chapter and laughed and felt so comfortable with the writing style that I downloaded … Continue reading Writing Book Review: Still Life with Teapot by Brigid Lowry