Uncreative

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

Tales Of Woe

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

Representation

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

Tough Week

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

A Masters?

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?

Home

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

Busy Writing Day

Well it certainly has been an industrious day. Lot's of writing and organising. So much so that my poor little brain has all but ran out of steam. There is only one scene left of my short story to finish before I begin editing; a spot of free writing fleshed out a character in my … Continue reading Busy Writing Day

Spooky Tales

On Saturday I took my first step back into the writing world with a Micro Writer's retreat from Out on the Page. Just a small group taking time out of the week to get some writing done, all online of course. it was wonderful meeting fellow writers and learning what others are up to. I … Continue reading Spooky Tales