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Writing

Preptober / NaNoWriMo 2018

This afternoon I was swooped by a magpie and if that’s not a welcome to an Australian spring I don’t know what is. It’s Preptober, where thousands of people around the world scramble to get their outlines ready for November: NaNoWriMo. Pens are scribbling, keys tapping, writing vlogs are sought after (ah, the wonders of […]

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Short Stories

Floating / Short Story

The creative paragraph I wrote today. “What are you doing?” He asks the question gently, out of politeness rather than yearning for response. She does something with her shoulders then – not quite a shrug, but changing position so she can write and keep the paper in place with one hand. “Investing in my future.” […]

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Writing

One Step

My creativity is officially out in the world. Well, I suppose it’s been out in the world for a while in the form of this blog – blog aside, I have been published and received the zine today. The company sent me a copy of the zine for free, and there my poem is; page […]

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Poems Writing

Write, Now / Poem

It’s time to get back into it. In my mind, blogging is reaching a brick wall and wanting to get to the other side. Most of the time I can climb over the top, scaling the heights easily, no resistance. Words build up and fall down and quite suddenly the brick wall is behind me. […]

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Poems

Poem #5

Today’s rhyme; New idea – Been done before. This time is different – Are you sure? Writing so many small bits and pieces is a bit discouraging. I feel like I’m not writing anything of substance, or importance. I like writing little poems, but the fact they don’t fit anywhere it pretty irritating. What do […]

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Poems

Poem #4

I wrote this poem in a quiet time with God today, not planning to post it on my blog. But hey, why not? Things fade away You stay the same Firm foundation, always listening Never sleeping, Your promises stand. I choose to believe, No room for doubt In You I trust. I will run this […]

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Poems

Poem #3

I love a good cup of tea. Tea doesn’t solve problems But keeps them at bay. Have a cup in early morning Don’t face the coming day. This poem a day thing has been enjoyable so far, though it would be nice if I was writing longer things rather than small bursts here and there. […]

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Poems

Poem #2

In the past two days, since deciding to write creatively regardless of purpose, I have written six mini poems and a few fictional paragraphs that don’t fit into my novel. It’s quite nice, writing aimlessly whilst knowing I’m doing it for myself. It doesn’t have a point which is the point. Rather than saying ‘it’s […]

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Poems

Poem #1

If you remember from yesterday’s post, I’m unofficially challenging myself to write creatively without a purpose. Although does posting them on this blog give them a purpose? (I’m asking the real questions, campers.) Here’s my poem of the day, a short fella that took a few seconds. Isn’t it funny what we can create in […]

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Writing

A Poem a Day

Yesterday someone told me they were impressed by my notebook collection. Impressed further still when I told them they were all filled save for the one I currently use. I journal nearly everyday. Not just ‘this is what happened today’, but reflections and thoughts and emotions and prayers and poems and short stories and ideas […]