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

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

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)

Shamans Were Often Lonely Too – Words Of Wisdom From Friends On Social Media

I feel extremely fortunate to have the friends I have. Their generous sharing of wisdom has - especially over the past year - helped me find a way forward, through the treacherous mires of depression, heartache and creative disconnection. There were times when a comment or message would have such a profound impact on me,… Continue reading Shamans Were Often Lonely Too – Words Of Wisdom From Friends On Social Media

2020 Gratefulness

A Milestone Before I launch into my list, I wanted to tell you that this is post number two thousand here on Wyrd Words & Effigies. Over the past few days, I've been feeling a tad giddy as I've watched the post number climb higher, and it feels quite the achievement to have reached this… Continue reading 2020 Gratefulness

Attention Wyrd Writers…The North Calls

Does your heart have a space reserved for the folklore of Scandinavia? Do you write poetry or prose? Could you create a piece of writing about the creatures that dwell in the mountains, forests and fjords? If you think you could weave a few thousand words into a literary feast, then have a read of… Continue reading Attention Wyrd Writers…The North Calls

NordLand Publishing

A few weeks ago I was talking about my desire to set up a publishing company after previous attempts had failed. Well, I have some great news. I now have a business partner and a company in the making. Ladies and gentlemen, NordLand Publishing has been born! If you are interested in what we’re all… Continue reading NordLand Publishing