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
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
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
Hi there, I'm bi, or pan, or both? To be perfectly honest I'm still struggling to differentiate the two. I find myself looking up the difference every couple of months just to make sure. There seems to be a bit of confusion around the Bi in Bisexuality, some thinking it stands two genders and excludes … Continue reading Bisexuality Day!