In a recent creative book by the man who wrote fearless writing – I loved what he advised to writers. In a section on message he said you must ask yourself “What Do You Most Want to Say?” at every turn. Instead of waffling on vaguely he recommends really getting to the nub of what you want to convey. So – I apply the same … Continue reading What Do You Most Want to Say?
Today whilst I walked my Jack Russell Tilly up the local recreation fields I had a bit of folded paper and pencil to hand. This is due to the fact that I always think of something good (or at least I hope it will be) to do with art, teaching or writing whilst doing the daily rounds of the grassy playing fields. The fields are … Continue reading Wandering in Nature with Pencil and Paper
Happy 2018 to my readers! After having a full hysterectomy on 16th November I’ve obviously been laid pretty low and had to take things very, very slowly indeed. But now things are easing up a bit pain and discomfort wise and so I am doing what I can to get ready for my weekly classes which start again in Pontypridd on March 2nd. It is … Continue reading First 2018 Bustle from the Studio
Creative Inspiration When Alison offered me the opportunity to write a guest-blog for her blog I was, of course, very touched and flattered and immediately jumped at the chance. However, as I sat down to begin penning the piece, I was struck by a bit of a quandary. What do I write? Alison is an artist, I am a writer. What common ground is there? … Continue reading Writing Thrillers – by Author K. D. Kinchen – My Guest Blogger
I’m not good with words in a fictitious way – but there are those that are and can paint clever pictures, describe interesting personalities and weave plots – for you I have designed simple handstitched cahiers (posh French word for notebook!) using Irish linen thread and nothing more. Pick your fave animal as the cover and scribble away … Click here to see them all … Continue reading To the writers