"I don’t write because I have a story to tell other people. I write because I have a story to tell myself. I’ve always been intrigued by the magic, mystery and adventure in imagined worlds. And writing, to me, is the closest I’ll ever get to living in such a world."

Lava Night

It was a night unlike any other. A night when the sky was lava, and the ocean below black as volcanic rock. Gulls flocked towards their roosts as the blood red sunset was dimmed by thick grey clouds. All night, navy waves crashed onto the rocky beach, topped with white foam. The ocean heaved and... Continue Reading →

Writing inspiration #7

"Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them, Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself." - Truman Capote

Writing prompt #7

The great chamber was filled with the quietness that was characteristic of magic. There was an air of abandonment to the place, which unsettled me. A few dim rays of sunlight fell through the cracks in the roof, illuminating a group of objects piled together near me. I walked closer to investigate. The pile consisted... Continue Reading →


Live in the moment. A week, a month, a year from now, you’re going to think back with nostalgia and go, good times.

Call of the Earth

Rise Rise, rise from the ashes of your life to something greater the vastness of the mountains, they call to me the wind, it whispers ancient tales of times long past the stream it sings about life and death; the endless cycle fear not the night fear not the dark no morrow can dawn before the... Continue Reading →

Writing tip: Develop your own voice

According to Peter Elbow, “Your voice is damped out by all the interruptions, changes, and hesitations between the consciousness and the page. In your natural way of producing words there is a sound, a texture, a rhythm - a voice - which is the main source of power in your writing…” We all have a... Continue Reading →

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