Fire Found Me – I Blogged For 31 Days

I set myself a challenge at the beginning of January - to blog every single day of the month. And I did. I completed the challenge. Sitting here, writing to you, and telling you about my accomplishment feels fucking brilliant. There were a few days where it was rough going, but mostly, it was a… Continue reading Fire Found Me – I Blogged For 31 Days

Writing In The Dark – Horror Writing Prompts

It has been a while, a really long while, since I've read something that's creeped me out. I think the last thing was Algernon Blackwood's novella The Wendigo...and we're going back ages now. I thrive on scaring myself half to death, so being unable to find satisfyingly scary stories - or poems - has produced… Continue reading Writing In The Dark – Horror Writing Prompts

Do It Scared – Things From The Pages Of My Notebook

I was struggling to think of what to write about today. I usually plan my blog post the night before, but last night, none of my ideas could hold their ground. (I always struggle with life on a Saturday night, knowing Sunday is mere hours away...Sunday and I have a bittersweet relationship.) It was the… Continue reading Do It Scared – Things From The Pages Of My Notebook

I’m Taking A Social Media Sabbatical

I was on Instagram last night when I was struck with the thought 'you need to spend some time away from this, some time away from Instagram and Facebook, some time away from social media.' I haven't been spending that much time on these platforms recently, not since deciding a few weeks ago that I… Continue reading I’m Taking A Social Media Sabbatical

Write For The Arctic – Climate Change Poetry Writing Prompts

Last year, as I watched walruses falling to their deaths on Our Planet, my breath caught in my throat. When I was finally able to release it, it came out as an almighty sob. I started to shake. It was one of the most harrowing things I'd ever witnessed. Sadness overwhelmed me. Then fury. I… Continue reading Write For The Arctic – Climate Change Poetry Writing Prompts

Reading Myself Back To Life: Books I Read In 2020 (Part II)

Welcome to the second and final part of Reading Myself Back To Life, in which I share some of the books that had quite the impact on me in 2020. If any of these books have found their way into your life too, I’d love to know. Or if you intend on getting any, I’d… Continue reading Reading Myself Back To Life: Books I Read In 2020 (Part II)

Write Yourself Awake: Wyrd Creative Writing Prompts

How's your writing year going so far? Extremely fucking well I hope! My plan for what writing I'd like to get done this year has been shifted around and re-drafted in the past few days, as I found myself experiencing a stronger pull to the projects I wanted to work on in the second half… Continue reading Write Yourself Awake: Wyrd Creative Writing Prompts

Reading Myself Back To Life : Books I Read In 2020 (Part I)

2020 wasn't a big reading year for me. As you might know, I spent most of it sleeping. But I did make it through the books listed below, and they're here because they gifted me with inspiration, motivation, clarity and a whole lot else besides. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert There's… Continue reading Reading Myself Back To Life : Books I Read In 2020 (Part I)

May Your Hunger Guide You – Words For Creatives Going Forward (Part II)

“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done.”Austin Kleon If you're coming here after reading Part I of this… Continue reading May Your Hunger Guide You – Words For Creatives Going Forward (Part II)

May Your Hunger Guide You – Words For Creatives Going Forward (Part I)

May your hunger guide you through nights wilder still. Nafre. I thought I'd start this post off with a quote from Nafre, a ridiculously wise friend of mine. Last week he signed a message off with 'May your hunger guide you through nights wilder still,' and I've been using it as a source of creative… Continue reading May Your Hunger Guide You – Words For Creatives Going Forward (Part I)