Surely what I have to say has already been said?

The Hay House Writers workshop in Dublin at the end of April inspired and motivated me. As I hoped it would. You can read about my apprehensions here. Many things were said that I needed to hear to silence Mergatroid (she is my critical ego, my Inner Critic). The biggie being "surely what I have to … Continue reading Surely what I have to say has already been said?

Anticipating: A writer’s workshop

This piece was written before I went to Dublin for the Hay House Writer's Workshop at the end of April 2019. Dublin looms. A Hay House writing workshop. For two days. With 150 other people. Yes, 150 other people. And world renowned speakers. When I booked it, I was excited about hearing these people speak. … Continue reading Anticipating: A writer’s workshop

Advice from Danny Gregory on how to judge your creative work

When peacocks are hatched, they are ugly grey balls of fluff. When you snap a Polaroid, it is grey, then murky, washed out. When a baker puts a cake in the oven, it is runny, mealy, and inedible. A great burgundy goes into the bottle as grape juice. When a marathoner crosses the finish line, […] … Continue reading Advice from Danny Gregory on how to judge your creative work

Transitions: Pushing against conditioning

I've realised over the 3 weeks that I have been back here that it is so easy to get "seduced" back into the norm by society's conditioning, by my inner critic and to get knocked off track by the pace of daily life and other peoples' opinions. No! No! No! I will not be seduced!

Living joyfully: Altschmerz…

I'm trying to live joyfully But today that is overshadowed by a little voice inside my head You know the one... As I prepare for a month of writing with NaNoWriMo, altschmerz arises in me, if that's how  John Koenig intended the word to be used. But I'm sure he won't mind how I use it. Back … Continue reading Living joyfully: Altschmerz…