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Prayer and Creative Writing I – Discovery, Tradition and Invitation

Writing as what some would call a “spiritual discipline” is one of the things that most fascinates me and that keeps me pen-in-hand and pen-on-page for much of my writing time. I discovered writing before I discovered prayer – even though … Continue reading

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Fake It Till You Make It

“Someone asked me recently how to do something she thought was going to be difficult, in this case recording an audiobook, and I suggested she pretend that she was someone who could do it. Not pretend to do it, but … Continue reading

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storytime

When she found herself suffocated by walls, neighbours and traffic, the city’s stink and silvergleam atmosphere of ambition, she began to paint her prison walls; first with a clear, strong gold to feel the light she missed, then layered with … Continue reading

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Why do I write?

I followed one of Natalie Goldberg’s suggestions today and asked myself, “why do I write?” This is the answer. Today’s answer. I write to assert myself, to cut through the din of everyone else’s “why”s, to know what it is I … Continue reading

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You May Say I’m A Dreamer (But I’m Not the Only One)

I went to a poetry reading today, on the theme of “The Romantics and Dreams”, and I left inspired, and happy. I had realised something of great significance to me: I’m not the only dreamer. (John Lennon would be pleased … Continue reading

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