Writing challenges can be fun. I was challenged today to write about the humble tomato 🍅
It’s an interesting time with COVID-19 prompting a change in direction for me from formal employment engagements toward my old hobby business. So when times are so uncertain and jobs difficult to come by, I feel the best option is to revive the little business that gave me such a sense of satisfaction and personal … Continue reading Pivoting isn’t the only option: Sometimes it’s better to step back in time…
Never before have I felt the pull so strong, to put pen to paper, declare I belong on the page. The written stage - this place I know; this place called home - heart in ink yet my deep instinct to safe harbour my thoughts and come up short - Oh well, I tried I … Continue reading Grit by Miriam E. Miles
A short story about self belief and hope. Everyone called her an author, though she did not believe it herself until the day her words were recognised by The Big Wigs. The sad thing was that her words were always being recognised by those around her - her truest fans. Family and friends doing life … Continue reading The Big Wigs and The Author
As it seems pertinent to the fact that it's the 4th of March, and the year is quite literally marching along at breakneck speed, I thought to share a little strategy I've recently come up with. I have followed some awesome bloggers over the past two years, particularly Carrie Smith from Careful Cents and Lacy … Continue reading The Dichotomy of Being a Creative and Planning Ahead
I'm having a little bit of split identity here - I write in all these styles, and others, and so often here the phrase 'niche yourself'. Apparently I am meant to niche myself. Um, well, that might be fine for some people, but I'm not like some people. Sorry. I am one of those gals … Continue reading Am I a Blogger, a Poet or an Author?
I am a hopeless case - I just can’t write bullshit. I can’t pretend to write stuff that doesn’t touch the heart and pull it out into the light. I can’t devote my energy, time, point of view or ideologies to words that when strung together are ‘just fine’
There was a time in my life when I would have brushed this idea aside and rushed forward anyway, forgetting about what everyone else needed from me, forgetting time itself and therefore the need to be organised, provide food, be a good mum, etc.