I thought it would be useful for me to put into writing my thoughts on my assignments completed for the creative writing course I'm taking. The first piece of writing I did was Talking to Dinosaurs, a short piece inspired by a London view. I wrote it with the view of the Crystal Palace dinosaurs … Continue reading Talking to Dinosaurs – self-evaluation
[Part of a series of small pieces of creative writing inspired by the course I am currently attending – described here. This assignment required us to write a piece inspired by a London view. I have written a self-evaluation here.] Through the trees she could see the house, its baleful stare reproaching her, as if Mother … Continue reading Talking to Dinosaurs
Having got so much from a creative writing course I took last year, I was keen to try another and decided upon a short evening course available at my old university, Goldsmith's College in south east London. This course is called Writing the City: Creative Writing inspired by London, and I am enjoying it immensely! … Continue reading Creative Writing Course at Goldsmiths College
Having set up a Facebook page for my blog, I'm now faced with the terrifying prospect of telling friends and family that it exists. Luckily, I can ease myself into the prospect by utilising a great resource for aspiring writers - booksbywomen.org. I've been following their Facebook and Twitter pages for a while, and they … Continue reading Writing Community
As ever, I return to the blog with a feeling of guilt over my lack of attention. Despite good intentions - I was going to write loads over Christmas - unfortunately I have to write yet again the reasons I have been unable to commit. This time I can blame illness and work and volunteering, … Continue reading Update (4)
We collectively held our breath as the microphones were switched on. This was the moment we'd worked towards all morning in St Peter's Church in Hammersmith. Eighty-eight members, staff and volunteers with the homelessness charity Crisis had travelled from all over Britain to contribute their voices to a special recording of the Ralph McTell song … Continue reading Make Homelessness the No. 1 Issue this Christmas!
Well, cripes! It's been a while since I even looked at the blog, let alone actually wrote anything. Once again, Life has intervened, and Time has run away to hide behind a tree and blow raspberries at me. The last two months have been rather full, but I've still managed to get in a little … Continue reading Update (3)