Creativity

This page shows the 10 most recent posts in the creativity section of my blog. Originally, this was all about writing, because that’s what I do, but I’ve come to recognise that we are far more than any ‘title’ or ‘skill’ or activity we label ourselves as, we are all, always creative beings. Therefore, when I changed what wanted to talk about on this site, it made sense to make this area about that creative ‘other’ we are that is expressed in so many different ways.

I have been writing since I was a child, mostly about women’s health and business, with the odd, not particularly successful foray into fiction. I also know how hard it can be to get your work in front an interested audience, which is why I created the Thursday Throng author interviews, to put other indie authors in front of a brand new set of people.

I stopped doing written interviews at during the lockdown of 2020 and instead shifted to my podcast, The Art of Being, mostly because I’m nosey and like to get to know people personally. These too have morphed from being interviews with writers to interviews about ‘the art of being..’, feel free to add your own word at the end there!

Finally, the Hysteria writing competition began life in 2012 to raise funds for The Hysterectomy Association. After 22 years, the association website closed and I moved all the content to this site so it wasn’t lost forever. Initially, I planned to close Hysteria as well but realised that I had to give it at least a chance of new life, so brought it over too and will see how it goes in its new home in 2020.

 

The one perfect notebook to rule them all

I love a good notebook and I’ve been looking for the perfect notebook for many years. Even though I work in IT and have done for several decades, there is something about the feel of paper and pen. The act of writing words out is soothing and has helped me hugely over many years. But … Read more

The guru, the hero, the lover and me

Back in 2012, I was a member of Toastmasters International at my local club, Casterbridge Speakers, in Dorchester. I’d written and given many speeches in the years I was there, but this is one, titled ‘The guru, the hero, the lover and me’, I wrote but never delivered. I thought it might be nice to … Read more

The Thursday Throng

‘Throng’ n. – A multitude of persons or of living beings pressing or pressed into a close body or assemblage; a crowd. Between 2012 and 2020 I interviewed a few hundred authors. In 2020 I changed it to a podcast which took a break for a few months and will be restarting in April. Below … Read more

Finding your passion

In my experience, there are two types of passion. There is the passion that stems from ‘I must have this’ and the second begins with ‘I really don’t want that’. Many people will say that one (the former) is better than the other because it is more positive, but in my experience, both are equally … Read more

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