Everyday Inspiration: Why I Write

"I write because..." seems a daunting way to begin a blog post.  It's too definitive and I've always been more reflective - skipping between thoughts or compulsions.  Trying to pin down something specific often makes it disappear, so I tend to sneak up on the idea I want to capture.  Confronting it head-on rarely works. Often I get caught up … Continue reading Everyday Inspiration: Why I Write

Pen and Paper: The Sensuality of Journaling

Moving house three years ago, I realised just how many journals I had collected over the years. Many of them have only a few handwritten pages - the rest being blank. Very few are almost full. I don't think I can boast a single completed journal. Yet each time I enter a stationers, or a … Continue reading Pen and Paper: The Sensuality of Journaling

On Creative Writing Courses

Every so often I happen across a discussion of creative writing courses, and whether or not they are useful. The crux of these discussions seems to be whether or not it is possible to teach a person the creative skills they need to be truly innovative and original, or if this is an innate talent … Continue reading On Creative Writing Courses