Practice

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." It may be a shock to discover I'm not a massive fan of martial arts films so this quote is new to me. It worked so well for me today I thought … Continue reading Practice

Try again. Fail better.

  Oh my, two steps forward eighty-seven back. I started a post last week about how positive and invigorated  I felt following the poetry workshop with Bare Fiction. I didn't finish it, but I wish I had because right now I could do with remembering how it felt to feel positive and invigorated. I've had … Continue reading Try again. Fail better.

Magical tortoises

My latest module has been a joy to study. Uncovering the history of the short story, from early myths and fairy tales to the joy of magical realism and the simple beauty of post modernist work. Work for my degree covered many of these aspects, but never in relation to short fiction. I've read so … Continue reading Magical tortoises

Looking up

I've learnt a lot from my feedback for assignment three of Writing Short Fiction. It wasn't as glowing as previous feedback, and looking back through what I had submitted I can see why. You may remember from previous posts that I've been struggling with everything lately. In hindsight I should have taken a break earlier, … Continue reading Looking up

Does your brain hurt ?

I can feel mine scrunching up, almost twitching with over-use.  The vast quantities of snow that covered Shropshire and the Gorge in particular have given me so  much time to write that I've managed to get myself in a bit of a pickle. I've always been one to push and pressurise (whilst maintaining an demeanour … Continue reading Does your brain hurt ?

Missed me ?

  Ooh, it's been a while, hasn't it? I've been doing birthday celebrations, which have been marvellous, but leave few spoons* for creativity, productivy, or any sort of ivity you care to consider. Things have been happening in the background though. I’ve had feedback for my second piece for writing short fiction. It was a tricky … Continue reading Missed me ?