Category Archives: Writing

Dust

The sound of dust is the buzz of a fly, tone or timbre blurred away, no soul left in the sound, just a movement of air molecules, a residual vibration, drained of colour, bereft of body.  Dust.  The eventual echo … Continue reading

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Hardy mums

First frost last night.  Rosy dawn.  I like the slowness of hot coffee with milk and the warmth of the mug in my hands. Hardy mums – why are the fruit and flowers rising up first? I promise my 30 … Continue reading

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Rose hip

It is taking all my willpower to simply type what I have written this morning and not edit it! But, here goes: Rose hip Ophelia wrote a story called Mr Rosehip Tea. It was one of the first stories she … Continue reading

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Present, not precious – A mindset

Show up before you are ready. It’s a practice, not a performance. Your job is to pick up your instrument and make some noise.  In this case, it’s the sound of your pen scrabbling, scratching, or flowing across the paper. … Continue reading

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Present, not precious – A November Project

For me, November has always been a month to hurry over or smudge.  During the eleventh month, some people write novels, others grow moustaches. I fidget with cold fingers until it ends, looking forward to US Thanksgiving as much as … Continue reading

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Hello – news and news

Hello!  It’s been quiet here – I’ve been working on my Writing Circles and also designing a new website.  Lots of writing going on under the leaves, but not so much posted here in the forest. For an update on … Continue reading

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Reaping the benefits of Big Paper (and info about upcoming workshops)

From Big Paper many plans grow.  It’s been a full summer, writing, getting ready for September Writing Circles, and spending time with the kids. I’ve set a challenge for myself to either submit writing to journals or promote my Writing Circles … Continue reading

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