The Kiss

First there is a kiss – a spirit awkens after a long, long sleep a rose opens in celebration, plucked thereon for its beauty and eternal scent. The air stirs and whirls around the earth a heart opens joy springs forth eyes sparkle, vision crystal clear and beholds a new dawn. A spirit is setContinue reading “The Kiss”

Hello, Old Friend

I’ve dreamed of you high up there in the blue sky illuminating, warming, cheering. Souls awaken at your presence; the earth gives a salute, flowers bloom; pink, red, white, a kaleidoscope of colours, smiles widen. I can feel you on my forearms, my blood cheers as it moves around my body renewed, rejuventated, intoxicated! SnowContinue reading “Hello, Old Friend”

Writing your first novel – Part 2

So you are writing your first novel. You have worked out your characters, plot and conflict. This process could take sometime because creative writing is an art and not a science, therefore individual writers have different approaches to writing fiction.

Creative Writing: Love It Or Hate It!

Well, look, listen this is worth some consideration.  Have you ever had one of those moments, when you are trying to write something, a novel, a short story or a piece of poetry and nothing is coming, you can’t find the words? Or you start something and then decide you don’t like it, do aContinue reading “Creative Writing: Love It Or Hate It!”

The Accidental Writer!

The other day I was walking through an underpass in my neighbourhood in north London trying to catch a shop just before it closed. I had no particular thought in my head (unusual for me, believe me)! Then this woman pushed a leaflet into my hand, saying something like ‘God loves you, read this!’

Minimum Wage! Welcome to a Writer’s Life – Not for the faint-hearted!

So you want to be a writer? Well done, you have taken a brave step! Many have gone before you and failed!

Bah Humbug

Well, well, well, so Christmas 2017 is finally behind us. Didn’t it rush up fast!! I bet you thought you would not survive all the festive activities, visiting family that you haven’t seen since, well, last year, making small talk, smiling sweetly! Hell, they don’t call it the ‘silly season‘ for nothing!

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