Just a tiny update to keep myself accountable. Writing has been hard recently. There's a certain amount of self assurance needed to craft a narrative and bring characters to life. Right now I'm struggling with self-worth and low moods. A chasm spreads between me and the world I want to create. I'm managing to do … Continue reading Uncreative
Life is starting to settle a little. It’s been long enough since my cancer scare and subsequent hospital visit (in which they stuck a camera up my nose) that my body and mind are finding a way back to ‘normal’. I finished A Graphic Novel today, Vicious Creatures Nine tales of Woe and Misadventure by … Continue reading Tales Of Woe
I checked when I last posted here. It was two days before my house was broken into. As you can imagine my life has been a little hectic since. Sorting out the house merged with Christmas preparations. Though my head is full of words this will not be a long post. Today I sat in … Continue reading Merry Christmas?
The last deadline I had due in went much better than I had expected. This course is teaching me so much more about writing than I ever expected. the current assignment is to write a story that uses language to reveal as much detail as possible. Conveying information to the reader about location, character ages, … Continue reading Deadlines Part II
I am reading Pet by Akwaeke Emezi. Within the first two chapters it has sensitively and honesty portrayed the experience of a selectively mute black trans girl in a utopian future. Such quick work but I'm already absorbed. why do I think it’s so hard to write minority characters? I’m scared to go back to … Continue reading Representation
I hate deadlines. That's not true. I hate it when I'm unprepared for deadlines. This small piece of writing really doesn't matter but every word is a struggle. This weeks assignment is to write about an overlooked place. I chose the spinney at the end of the road. the idea is to create a sense … Continue reading Deadline Stress
Its been a tough week, my asthma was acting up, this is the first time in a while but it sure did kick in with a vengeance. My throat was ragged the next day and my ribs hurt. Thankfully it abated enough for me to enjoy the second workshop, Out On The Borders. This week … Continue reading Tough Week
This writing course has stirred up an old familiar longing, to head back into academia. Namely A Creative Writing MA. Having been exposed to new writing and given assignments I am eager for more. I just received feedback for the short piece Home. After a few butterflies I opened the email. It was a pleasant … Continue reading A Masters?
Today I have been working on a piece to send into the course co-ordinator, the theme being home, and what it means. As soon as I got out of my own head the words flowed freely. Home has been intangible for me growing up. Split between houses, are they both home or neither? Can a … Continue reading Home
Poorly poorly day. I've been dopey the past few days but managed to get a bit of writing done. The workshop was excellent on Wednesday, I don't have the brain power to write much about it now. In fact I think it is time for a nap. Should I have even posted anything today? Maybe … Continue reading Teeny Tiny Post