Musings on… Writing

Why do you write?

What makes you want to write? This morning, the Ripl app, which I use for little videos for Instagram and Twitter, offered a Monday Motivation prompt, something it does each week. When I loaded it, however, and went to edit the Mark Twain quote it gave as a default, I...

#NaNoWriMo

November is a month that I've feared for a long time. So many of my amazing writer friends sign up to this strange thing called Nanowrimo and lose themselves for a month. I thought about doing it myself, often. Then I realised how silly I was being and...

Writer’s Block

Writer’s block.  Is that what you rest your head on, waiting for that nice sharp blade to drop down and lop it off?  Or is it the particular piece of cliff you stand upon, looking down into the abyss below, a void of wordlessness? Do you sit there, pen, pencil or...

On Writing

Writing... What's the difference between a writer and an author?  Or is there even one?  I write.  I'm not sure which of the two categories I fall into, or if I have a foot in both, but I write.  And I do that because I can't help it. I never have been able to....

My Writing Process Blog Tour

Well, welcome to my entry in the "My Writing Process" blog tour. This is verging on the scary for me. I have to decide if I actually have a writing process in the first place. I'm never entirely sure if I have anything remotely resembling something which could be...

My Own Field of Dreams…

Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner, is an odd film.  It's gentle and unassuming.  It doesn't have car chases or explosions and no-one is abducted by aliens.  Of course there's many films that fit this criteria.  The thing with Field of Dreams, however, is it also...

Blog Hop Interview: Tag, You’re It!

    Blog Hop Interview: Tag, You’re It!   I always used to play Tag when I was young, though we called it ‘Tiggie’ or ‘Tig’.  Tig was a great, fun way to spend time with my friends and expend energy (which, no doubt, my mum appreciated!).  Nowadays, I wonder if it’s...

Wrestling the Muse…

 The Muse.  Now there's a character.  If you could picture him, what would he be like?  I imagine him with an eye mask and a sly grin.  A long dark coat that has a lining of more colours than Joseph's Technicolor garment of choice.  His hair is just so except when you...

Shaun Allan – Wrestling the Muse

The Muse.  Now there's a character.  If you could picture him, what would he be like?  I imagine him with an eye mask and a sly grin.  A long dark coat that has a lining of more colours than Joseph's Technicolor garment of choice.  His hair is just so except when you...

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