Time Illusion - Part I

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TIME pressure.  There is no TIME like the present.   TIME waits for no man. In our modern society, many of us run around feeling the pressure of time.   There is the stress of deadlines, appointments and schedules, with the constant…

A Marriage of Words

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Writing is Art, a craft where the writer marries words to create stories.  Another royal marriage descends upon us in a matter of days.  The news is full of updates on the pending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.    Whether…

Writing - It's a Marathon

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Writing a Novel is a like running a Marathon I recently watched the London marathon, and as ever I am in awe of everyone who participates, particularly on such a hot day. It is not for the fainthearted, and as much as I would love to say…

Use Your Senses

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Use Your Senses to Write We are human beings, we use our senses to connect and understand the world around us. We HEAR - We SEE - We TASTE - We SMELL - We FEEL... and our readers also wish to engage their senses when reading a story or book.…

Show Don't Tell

Show Your Reader the Way As a writer you hear "show don't tell" time and time again, but what does it really mean? I must admit that I struggle with this and have been spending some time looking into how I can improve my writing skills…

Silence

Silence opens the door to Creative Flow It is only in the last year, as I have embarked on my spiritual Soul journey, that I have heard time and time again that to connect with our creative flow, we need to step back, slow down and be open…

Writing on the Go

Time to Break Free From Your Writing Desk This week I had to go up to Zürich, some 2 hours by train from where I live in the mountains.   Now, usually when I make this journey, it is often early (and I mean early, I get up at 04.30!),…

Grammar and Spelling as a Writer

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Are you a GRAMMAR Junkie?   Perhaps you are a SPELLING BEE? I put my hands up and will admit, as much as I LOVE WORDS...  English Grammar and Spelling are not my forte. Dyslexic Writer This is due, in part, to my dyslexic tendencies…

The Business of Writing

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So you want to be a serious writer, become a published author and make words your tool of choice... Sounds great and there is a general belief that anyone can write a book.   Well, now with the advancement of technology and the fact that…

Be Careful What You Say...

...because you are listening! Do you ever think about all the talk going on in your head?   Next time the voice in your head starts up, and believe me it will, I invite you to just listen. As a certified NLP Practitioner, I spent a long…