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My Muse-ical Process

It’s probably no surprise that music has always inspired me to write; this has been my process since I was a teenager. I’ve written about music and writing before on Poeta Officium but I thought I’d write about it again seeing as it has been the main driving force behind my story ideas lately. Most of you […]

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The Writer – A Short Description

So as I sit preparing to write … my words are failing me. My mind is failing me. My heart is pleading with me …… ‘for the love of God – write something!!’ Fingers at the ready, resting on the keyboard…yet so very still… And my words fail me. And my mind fails me. And […]

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Open Mic Night

Tonight’s Open Mic session comes one day late. Can I be honest with you all? I didn’t realise that yesterday was Tuesday! Hand on heart, that is the god honest truth. I didn’t think it was Monday or Wednesday either. I just didn’t think it was Tuesday. On the up side, I was working on […]

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Open Mic Night

Welcome to Tuesday’s Open Mic Night 🙂 Tonight, I’m going to share a scene that introduces David, Emma’s estranged brother. We learn a little about their history and relationship – which isn’t very healthy at all. This portion of the story occurs a little later on when Emma starts coming to terms with reality – […]

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Goals For The Week

  And so we meet again 🙂 What a busy week – blogging and otherwise. I’ve had a busy writing week too which was one of the goals. This time last week, I had culled a couple of scenes, slashed and removed chunks of story which shrunk my word count down to around 9400K, but […]

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Open Mic Night

That time of the week again, doesn’t it just fly by? I’m so glad I introduced this segment because it gives me a great impetus to write during the week. I like to have a fresh excerpt to show you all, not one I wrote 2 months ago 🙂  Tonight I’m going to share with […]

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Open Mic Night

Today’s snippet of I Am The Damned is of when Emma gets in contact with Adam after not seeing him for 6 months….. I knew. I just knew. I didn’t know and knew at the same time. Adam had died that day 6 months ago. I had killed him. I had ended his life. His […]

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Open Mic Night

Tonight I am going to share a part of Emma, my main character, that doesn’t come up very often throughout I Am The Damned……the nice, soft side of her…..which is all well and good however even in her niceness theres still a very small element of crazy. Not sure if you can pick it up […]

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Open Mic Night – Time To Show Me Your Excerpts!

Today I’m going to share with you a snippet of Emma’s greatest sadness – the day she found out her father left. This event is what started her roller coaster ride of depression, insecurity and abandonment issues: It feels like a memory. I think it’s supposed to be. I remember my dad. Stupid f**ker couldn’t […]

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Open Mic Night

That time of the week again. The time to share our latest works. This excerpt gives us a little insight into Emma’s family – not much but it’s an introduction. We learn about her brother, who abandoned the family shortly after their father left. “And you thought he was going to break up with you,’ […]

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