Practice #34

By |March 17th, 2016|Practices|

The radio hums along in the kitchen, the birds are singing in the garden, the bus heaves its way around the corner. I must be sat at my desk again. So must you. Set your [...]

Practice #33

By |September 18th, 2014|Practices|

Season of mists… Things looking a bit gloomy out of the window? Hurray! Now we can stay in and write! Set your timer for five minute intervals. When it rings, move on to the next [...]

Practice #32: Restriction is the Malicious Aunt of Invention

By |March 11th, 2014|Practices|

In general I'm not a fan of restriction. Purposefully limiting yourself, like refusing to eat carbs, or drink any wine at all in January, only narrows your life in a meaningless way. What does it [...]

Practice #31

By |February 11th, 2014|Practices|

Oh my, is it raining again? I barely noticed, I was so engrossed in my keyboard... I'm too despondent about the weather, climate change, the planet being doomed etc etc, so I'm just rocking it [...]

Practice #Seasonal Writing

By |January 7th, 2014|Practices|

There is a very good reason I added in all the Christmas prompts to the newsletter. It's the same reason you should take armfuls of photos and notes whenever you're on holiday anywhere. It's this: [...]

Practice #30 – Thursday edition

By |December 12th, 2013|Practices|

Thursday. The weekend is almost here. Monday's resolutions seem far behind us. What sustains us in these difficult twenty four hours of transition? Habit. Here's a special Thursday prompt, just in case you felt like [...]

Practice #29

By |November 27th, 2013|Practices|

Set your timer for five minute intervals. When it rings, move on to the next topic. Don’t think too hard. Mist My dentist is Things that are green Going bald Something creative you want to [...]

Practice #28

By |November 22nd, 2013|Practices|

This week I played catch up. I have a lot of lists on the go at the moment. I always do, but this month I'm juggling two different challenges that run for November, an online [...]

Practice #27

By |November 21st, 2013|Practices|

Ahem. A Technical Glitch (ie my own idiocy) meant this didn't get published yesterday. Sorry about that. Which just goes to show that in the beginning we all make mistakes. Then we move on and [...]

Practice #26

By |November 18th, 2013|Practices|

Monday morning. Grey, drizzly. I really love this time of year. It's not that I don't like the sun, or being warm, or not having to bother with coats, but when you fling open the [...]