I write because…

I write because…

Have you ever questioned your motivation for something? Did you discover a simple answer or are you a mass of contradictions? I write because I love books and everything to do with them. The idea of someday writing one of my own would be like turning up to gatecrash a...
Is language in danger?

Is language in danger?

  A recent post on the Write Practice gave me pause for thought. This site is a great writers resource – its topics and angles are many and varied and the practice prompts are great for taking you outside your cozy writerly bubble and showing you something you...
Do you live to write or write to live?

Do you live to write or write to live?

  Whatever made me think I’d be immune…? I’d read the blog posts about pressure sapping creativity and the danger of writing for your audience instead of yourself and shrugged it off with nonchalant naïvety, “That’s not me, I write because I love it – because I get...
5 Books to Boost your Writing

5 Books to Boost your Writing

If you write, chances are you’ve noticed there are days when you’re consumed by creativity, a conduit between the ideas taking shape in your head and their transference to the page. You can’t get it all down fast enough. Then there are the days when...
A bitter pill to swallow

A bitter pill to swallow

As the vivid memories of clinical depression begin to soften around the edges with the passing of time, I’ve gained a long-yearned for sense of clarity. This must be what people mean when they talk of “coming out the other end”. I have greater...
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