Category: Writing

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The Abyss

Kath recently talked about how blogging sometimes feels like screaming into the void and it’s got me to thinking about my own motivations. I agree to a certain extent that sometimes it feels like you’re pouring out your innermost thoughts only to yourself, and maybe one or two other people. I know my mum is my number one fan who often references the things … Read More The Abyss

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Write the Book

“Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that’s where it should stay.” ~ Christopher Hitchens There’s an old adage that suggests that every person has at least one book ‘in them’. I don’t know if this is true but I often think about whether or not I might be someone who does. My gut tells me no, absolutely not, that … Read More Write the Book

Writing 101: Day 3 – One Word Inspiration

Writing 101 – Day 3 (Wednesday 9th September 2015) – One word inspiration Today I am so loosely basing my post on this Writing 101 assignment that you could almost say I haven’t really done it at all. But I’m hoping it will all come together in the end. Anyway, as so often is my defense, this is my blog and I’ll go off on a … Read More Writing 101: Day 3 – One Word Inspiration

Trust

Today’s word is trust: write a poem in which you address, reflect on, or tell a story about the feeling of trusting or being trusted by another (person, animal, object, potted plant…). Or about distrusting them (or not being trusted yourself). Via Writing 201: Trust (17th February 2015) Today’s form: acrostic This was a hard but satisfying style to try and crack. I’m quite sure you could … Read More Trust

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Water

Today, let’s write a poem about water. And/or a haiku. And/or use a simile. Via Writing 201: Water (15th February 2015) For some reason I thought it would be a nice challenge to do the Writing 201: Poetry course via The Daily Post this time around. I was looking for Writing 201, the normal edition but couldn’t find it, so might make that my next port … Read More Water

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A Moment in Time

What was the last picture you took? Tell us the story behind it. Via The Daily Post (20th January 2015) This is the last good picture I took. I sure as Hell photograph a lot of things I think are funny/cute that don’t deserve the light of day (selfies, aside). This was taken in the rickety old building I work in that is almost … Read More A Moment in Time

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Cue the Violins

If your life were a movie, what would its soundtrack be like? What songs, instrumental pieces, and other sound effects would be featured on the official soundtrack album? Via The Daily Post (21st November 2014) If my life had a soundtrack, I hope it would be make me feel exactly like Pitch Perfect‘s does. You know, good. I’m all about feeling good and being stirred. I … Read More Cue the Violins

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Second Hand Stories

What’s the best story someone else has recently told you (in person, preferably)? Share it with us, and feel free to embellish — that’s how good stories become great, after all. Via The Daily Post Daily Prompt (2nd November 2014) I stumbled across this prompt a couple of weeks ago and loved it. I have so far not been able to find the motivation to write … Read More Second Hand Stories

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Ready, Set, Done

Our ten-minute free-write is back! Have no mercy on your keyboard as you give us your most unfiltered self. Via The Daily Post I’ve recently been doing so much proofing and other stuff for work, and stressing while I do it, that my own creative endeavors, even reading my choice of literature at the end of an evening, has gone out of the window. This … Read More Ready, Set, Done

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Set Three Goals

First things first: let’s set some goals and plan for success. Via The Daily Post’s Blogging 201 program (20th October 2014) A brief one from me today but I wanted to check in on Blogging 201’s first day and set out my three goals. This is quite a hard one since I haven’t really thought about what I want to achieve yet, even though … Read More Set Three Goals

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Try a New Posting Style

Today’s assignment: build your storyteller’s toolbox by publishing a post in another format or a style you’ve never used before. Via The Daily Post’s Blogging 101 program (1st October 2014) I wrote a poem. I googled How to Write a Poem Before I started this poem Try another format they said And I thought poem Am I a poet? Do I have a poet’s … Read More Try a New Posting Style

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Love Your Theme

Today’s assignment: try out at least three other themes — even if you’re happy with yours. Try one you’re drawn to, and one you’d never use. Via The Daily Post’s Blogging 101 program (17th September 2014) I’m not doing this today and I shall tell you why. It’s not just because I’m a stubborn one. I love my theme at the moment. I try … Read More Love Your Theme