All posts tagged: writing

What does it mean to be a writer?

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Acceptance / all about words / Balance / Blogging / life long learning / mistakes

I haven’t really thought about this question until now. On completing a five week course in Creative Writing today I am almost ready to hang up my pen! I didn’t research the course in great depth as I just thought it would be great to do during this time of home isolation. In fact the course was geared very much toward writing fiction novels and the development of character, scenes, point of view, momentum etc. […]

Real Estate Tales

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beautiful / funny / real estate

As part of my job I visit a different three homes each week and do a write up for the local paper. Sometimes the agency provides me with the keys to a house, especially if it is vacant. Well today I was given a set of about eight to ten keys for a house I was to visit. The luxury home was fairly isolated in a rural setting and the house numbering was a bit […]

On Writing

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I came across this passage recently while researching about writing memoirs. It really struck a chord with me. According to Elizabeth Sullivan, a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Francisco: Writing creates a mind-body-spirit connection. She also said that when you use your hands to pen or type something directly from your brain, you are creating a powerful connection between your inner experience and your body’s movement out in the world. Source and for […]

Writing a memoir

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Uncategorized / Writing

I would like to write my memoir one day. I am currently collecting information and advice as to how to go about it. I have scoured my blog for passages that can be included. I have also read several memoirs to learn how writers tackle it. My intent is to gather snippets of information/memories until I feel I have a good mix and quantity of quality information. The purpose of this post is to glean […]

Importance of access to literacy

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Indigenous Australians / Literacy / Motivation

“Whether it’s reading or writing, literacy is an outlet to an untouchable world – your imagination. Not only is literacy a basic human right, it is a fundamental building block for learning as well as a personal empowerment tool. It is the catalyst for social and global progress.”  (from http://internationalliteracyday.org/ ) International Literacy Day was held on 8 September 2015. It is a good time to remember that some people have difficulty with the following: reading […]

Legacy and Learning

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Acceptance / Mindfulness / Values

I love learning new things. My most recent ‘new thing’ is learning how to write feature articles. It is online learning through the Australian Writers Centre. It is a great course and I am getting a lot out of it. One exercise was to interview a fellow student and write a profile about them. I paired up with Miranda from Queensland and we agreed to a Skype interview. We stuck to the ten minutes recommended […]

Bloggers, writers and journalists

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Writing

There are so many different forms of writing! How can one learn to be a great writer? When I think about it, these examples come to mind: news reporting feature writing creative writing novel writing – different genres short stories – different genres writer of children’s stories blogging – different themes and purposes technical, business and scientific writing personal journal writing copy-writing for websites or advertising/public relations advertorials policy writing for governments and other organisations […]

Staring at the blank screen …

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Blogging / Writing

I don’t seem to write much these days. Not only that, but I don’t get ideas like I used to. I want to hang in and write some more. I fear if I leave it too long, writing could become one of the things I used to do. I’ve become a little shy in publishing so I am making the effort today. My tagline used to say, “If you want to write, just write!”. OK […]

Writing Styles

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Books / creativity / love / Writing

I recently re-read Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H.Lawrence. I was surprised that I still found it to be a bit raunchy even in the 21st Century. I moved on to another of Lawrence’s books – this time it was Women In Love. For your information, David Herbert Richards Lawrence was born on 11 September 1885 in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England. I was fascinated with the beauty of his writing as it is so different to most […]

Creating characters – just for fun :-)

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creativity / Writing

I go to a creative writing group every other Monday afternoon. We were to develop two characters and then arrange for them to meet. I was given a door-to-door sales rep and a story-teller and they were to meet at the races. I really enjoyed developing the characters while considering the following: sex, detailed appearance and age ancestry likes and dislikes interests strengths and weaknesses desires, secrets and fears where they were born, had lived […]