40 reasons why I write – 40Reasons challenge

This is my response to a challenge issued by Bryan Hutchinson on the Positive Writer blog, to list 40Reasons why I write. Listing it like this has been helpful in expressing my goals - the expected outcomes of writing. But all my main reasons were not about the results of writing, but the act of... Continue Reading →

Friday fic – six worders – very short stories

This week has been exhausting, in real life and in the news, which is increasingly hard to accept as real life. How has it come to this? Caged children. Nonetheless stories remain important and so here are a very few, very short stories from this week. Six-worders,¬†microfiction, fake headlines. Call them what you will, here... Continue Reading →

Sunday short-short stories

What is the point of words? What is the point of blogs? What is the point of poetry? I can't explain.¬† -I can explain, but only at length. Either way I won't stop. I shared a fifty-word short-short story this week and someone said Nice poem. On another site, someone asked Is this a poem... Continue Reading →

The 100 day book – 10 lessons from this amazing challenge

At the end of August I completed the 100 Day Book program from The Write Practice.¬†From the middle of May, I had committed to a daily word count, and a weekly share of my work, and giving weekly feedback on the progress of other writers in the program. I had slogged and sweated and ignored... Continue Reading →

Friday Fic- rockets and optimism

The week has been full of headlines about space, Earth, rockets, guns and whether or not Britain can stay in Europe. Astronauts returned home after five months on the International Space Station. A crazy stunt by someone who should know better turned into an accident because she was carrying, for some reason, a loaded gun.... Continue Reading →

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