The poet lives and writes at the frontier between deep internal experience and the revelations of the outer world. There is no going back for the poet once this frontier has been reached; a new territory is visible and what has been said cannot be unsaid. The discipline of poetry is in overhearing yourself say... Continue Reading →
As everyone journeys each day through their lives, it does not surprise me that perhaps no one noticed my lack of writing (except for poetry) of late, except moi. But of course. Perhaps one day I will write about the reasons why but this article is not about the whys but the process itself -... Continue Reading →
Perhaps life has something to teach, perhaps it takes a life lived to hear the voice of poetry, perhaps I have changed, perhaps... perhaps... perhaps that is why I have come to appreciate poetry. Yet for many years, I'm the 'poetry is not for me' type of person. In my mind writing poetry is all... Continue Reading →
There is a bit of 'reconstruction' happening here. Why? Because I have migrated my other blog here - a blog set up 'to experiment with writing'... meaning in effect a place where I am prepared to make mistakes, to make a 'fool' of myself as I learn new things, to be 'silly' or to take... Continue Reading →
Colleen over at Silver Threading hosts the weekly Writer's Quote Wednesday. Check it out. This is my quote for this week. John Green is an American YA author, fairly new having published his first book in 2006. His book 'The Fault in Our Stars' (2012) was adapted into a movie released in 2014. Here are... Continue Reading →
May I suggest this applies to living life and all that our soul compels us to be… yeah, let me begin with writing!
I was checking through some blogs and found one that I felt spoke to me and I thought I’d share it with you to see if it resonates with you too. The original post was in Problogger and it’s a guest contribution by a psychologist, Dr Alice Boyes. You can read it here. Although the title of the post is: 5 Psychological Blocks that Stop Bloggers Going from Good to Great, I felt those apply to writers in general, and of course, many of us are also bloggers.
To summarise, Dr Boyes mentions five blocks to developing a blogger’s (read writer’s) career:
- Imposter Syndrome. You aren’t good enough, you aren’t really a writer, how can you compare with others, who are you trying to fool…This blocks you as you don’t feel you should reach to others whom you view as true… (bloggers, writers, authors…)…
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February 2015, and I am here (finally!) to share a book which I bought myself for Christmas 2014 – a little self-love J. Yes, it has been a busy January but better late than never because I am compelled.
Title: Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
Compiled: Shaun Usher
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd & Unbound (24 October 2013)
Website: http://www.lettersofnote.com/ & www.shaunusher.com
Pages: Hardback, 384 pages
Genre: Literary Non-Fiction, Anthology
What’s it about?
This is an anthology of letters from the 17th century to present day written by a myriad of personalities including the likes of Zelda Fitzgerald, Albert Einstein, Mick Jagger and Roald Dahl.
These letters compiled by Shaun Usher were selected from a vast number of online contributions (see website above) consisting of different types of letters ranging from humorous to angry, sentimental…
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