Androgynous Poem

Posted October 30, 2010 in Creative Writing
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Androgynous Poem

I miss my blonde crop and my dungarees, My baseball cap and grazed knees, When I wore whatever I could find And if I got messy I didn’t mind. When my body was a vehicle for my soul And I thought and moved as one whole And I leapt and danced and played with ease, […]

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Favourite Quotes by Lewis Carroll

Posted October 30, 2010 in BOOKS
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Favourite Quotes by Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll is one of my favourite authors of all time. Here I’ve compiled a selection of my favourite quotes for your enjoyment 🙂   “Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.” “Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.” “Everything’s got […]

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When is a Hole Not a Hole?

Posted October 27, 2010 in Creative Writing
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When is a Hole Not a Hole?

I’ve decided that the story is not just about the literal dark, underground bunker they are living in, but other kinds of holes. I started to do a mind map of all the different meanings and association of the word ‘hole’, and here’s what I came up with: Falling down the rabbit hole-curiosity leading one […]

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Character Planning for NaNoWriMo 2010

Posted October 25, 2010 in Creative Writing
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Character Planning for NaNoWriMo 2010

I’ve been doing a lot of planning for NaNoWriMo over the past week, and have put together some basic character sketches. Here they are: Millicent Taylor (Millie)-middle aged housewife and mother who gave up all her dream of becoming an actress for the sake of her family. She is maternal and caring, but life has […]

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The Hole Within: NaNoWriMo 2010

Posted October 16, 2010 in Creative Writing
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The Hole Within: NaNoWriMo 2010

November is nearly upon us, and you know what that means? NanoWrimo! If you’re not familiar with NanoWrimo, it stands for National Novel Writing Month, and you can find out more about it here. Now, I did create a profile last year, and I had a vague idea of a story which I started and […]

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Autumnal Art & Craft Ideas

Posted October 1, 2010 in Arts & Crafts, Creative Writing
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Autumnal Art & Craft Ideas

Now that the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is upon us, you may be feeling a bit down. The summer sun has vanished, to be replaced by torrential rain and chilly winds. The trees and plants that were recently blossoming and blooming are starting to look brown, bare and shrivelled and your shorts, flipflops […]

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My Poem Published!

Posted August 9, 2010 in Creative Writing
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My Poem Published!

I’m really chuffed because one of my poems, ‘Tess and the Priceless Treasure‘ has been selected to be published in an anthology called Poetry Rivals 2010: A New Dawn Breaks. This is the first time my work will be published on paper (as opposed to on websites) so I’m really excited as you can imagine. […]

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Tips for Beating Writer’s Block

Posted August 8, 2010 in Creative Writing
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Tips for Beating Writer’s Block

Writer’s block can come on because of stress, outside distractions or a fear of failure, but sometimes it strikes for no obvious reason and always seems to be at the worst possible time. You find yourself staring at a blank page or screen trying to come up with ideas for your latest project, getting more and […]

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