Tag Archives: Arts

Inspire Me…

I don’t know if it’s the ocean spray or the sound of the waves thundering against the sand…..all I know is that the beach has always filled me with a beautiful calm. Not much in this world has the ability to sedate me, to lull me into a peaceful state of mind. The magical ocean […]

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Tell Me Your Thoughts…Should Writers Stick To Only One Genre?

Or can they hop between horror and romance, sci-fi and gothic?  Have you gone from one genre to another? Can writers get typecast – much like actors playing a role for years in a row? Can a good writer get away with writing anything purely because they are, in fact, a good writer? I know […]

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Inspire Me…

For a while now, I’ve tried to find the time to do a weekly blog post about things that inspire me and, I’m pleased to say, tonight we have the very first one! I’m aiming for these posts to be more spontaneous and ‘in the moment’. I’d like to be able to find something every […]

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The Sunday Session….What Are Your Thoughts On….

…….writing/creating while being under the influence of alcohol (or anything else!). As Ernest Hemingway once said ‘Write drunk; edit sober,’. I don’t think he meant that literally (or, maybe he did!) but it got me thinking about artists/writers who may in fact create masterpieces while under the influence. Stephen King has said he doesn’t remember […]

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The Sunday Session….What Are Your Thoughts On….

…writing being hereditary. I did a post on this a few months ago (you can find it here) but I thought about digging the topic up again because I’ve been thinking – is writing is in the blood? Does it pass down from person to person (maybe skipping a generation or two)? Case in point – my […]

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Goals For The Week

My goals are coming a few hours late today – well, for me anyway…….another early night last night…… There’ll be two posts today – The Sunday Session will feature in the evening 🙂 Ok, goals for the week. Last week, I wanted to tackle a few crosswords – well, I not only tackled, I finished […]

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Open Mic Night

And today I share with you again some of my poetry. This one was written in 1996 when I had just turned 20. I can’t remember what exactly inspired this poem but I think I was a tad pissed off….. I tear out my heart And feed it to your soul With nothing left to […]

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Know Thyself Challenge – The End Has Come

I have been a little awol over the past few days – and through no fault of my own! End of term and my son’s social life is to blame! Oh – and I indulged in some socialising too, which I am glad I did. I needed time away from the computer. But I’m back, […]

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I Bequeath You This…

As you may or may not know I am studying genealogy part-time. I have been a very dedicated armchair genealogist for over 10 years now and it’s a hobby I absolutely love. So for me, anything family tree related gets me rather excited. I love listening to people’s stories; anything from a chance meeting in […]

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