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That Time I Wrote a lot of Poems

With the hype of NaNoWriMo I realised I never reflected on my 30-poems-in-30-days. So, here we go. I have three notebooks stashed in my guitar case, within them holding my songs and poems. I filled up half a notebook during my month of writing a poem a day; some small rhymes, others thoughts that were […]

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Day 17 / NaNoWriMo 2018

It’s been a while – all my words are being used up in a novel. We’re more than halfway through the month, and no two days have felt the same. One day I’ll write a lot and be ahead, the next three days I won’t write a thing and I’ll refuse to open the word […]

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Writing

Day 7 / NaNoWriMo 2018

Day seven and I’m going strong! I’m currently 100 words ahead of schedule, so I’m hoping to do a lot of writing today so I’m ahead by a larger amount. On Monday (day five) I only wrote 200 words and it was quite discouraging, but last night I wrote about 3,000 words, and today 2,000 […]

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Day 3 / NaNoWriMo 2018

As incentive, my reward for reaching 10,000 words will be to make a batch of savoury muffins and enjoy with much butter. I am not at 10,000 words, but one day I will be and we will all rejoice for the savoury muffin fest. In terms of the writing itself, I think I have direction. […]

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Writing

Day 1 / NaNoWriMo 2018

WHY DON’T I HAVE A PLAN. It’s day one of NaNoWriMo and I don’t have anything to write. This is why people take Preptober so seriously. On one hand I knew this would happen. I didn’t have a specific direction and didn’t want to force a novel that wasn’t ready to be written. On the […]

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Poems Writing

More Words / Poem

I like flicking through my old journals. Not to read or dwell on anything, but because they’re so full of words. The pages are overflowing with my thoughts, and I find that fascinating. I also really want to know what ten words I use the most, and would those ten words vary between journals? (This […]

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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. […]