The Skill of Writing

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Have you ever thought about what it takes to be a good writer? Any kind of writer? What distinguishes an average writer from a great writer?

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Bah Humbug

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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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Why Creative Writing is Good for You!

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Hello and welcome to December! With the holiday season just around the corner maybe you will have a little extra time to do some creative writing, but think on this first…

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Writing and Depression

Depression. I don’t like the word much even though I know this is me… a lot of the time! WRITERS and DEPRESSION may or may not be a cliche, but it is true for a lot of writers and other artistic people. I see it almost as a ‘rite of passage’.

Feeling ‘blue’ could be necessary in order to create and ‘feel’ at a much deeper level. Maybe without it you would not be as artistic, original or even funny. Who knows! What I do know though is, without a creative outlet, there would be nothing… Great post.

Lonely Power Poles

Depression and writing is a topic I’ve been sort-of simultaneously hesitant and motivated to discuss. My friends and family are affected by depression, and its something I come into contact with through work more often than not. And I think the topic is something most if not all people have some familiarity with one way or another.

It’s also a common thread and discussion point online, people asking about the relationships between writing and depression (and anxiety) how to write on despite the black dog, questioning whether anti-depressants will curb creativity and so on. The hesitation I mentioned above stems from wanting to discuss, but also being a little uncertain about whether I can address anything on such a complex and nuanced topic.

Well, here we go. Please note that nothing here is intended as professional advice, it is intended to be legitimate and helpful, however a blog post simply…

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Writing a Bestseller?

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So you think you are writing a bestseller!  Lucky you! Bestsellers are not the easiest thing to write, and sadly, for your information I have not written one myself!  Here’s hoping!

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Go Team GB!!!

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Well, well, well.  I don’t know about you but I have thoroughly enjoyed the Rio Olympics. My main gripe is that it was over way too quickly!  And didn’t team GB do well!  Loads of medals.   Continue reading “Go Team GB!!!”