After weeks of stalled progress, my brain can think again, and I have lots of time to write. I don't know about you, but when I go through a significant healing period, I usually come out the other side with a fresher mind and with many new ideas. It's as if a complete layer of… Continue reading Back on Track
I am trying to write my next chapter, I really am. But it’s such a struggle. Books on writing, writers on writing, tell you that you need a writing routine, that no matter what, you just need to put down a few words, create a few sentences, EVERY DAY. So long as you are doing… Continue reading Tidal Waves…
For years now I have been struggling to understand why the principal characters in the books I write are predominantly male. Men going through initiatic experiences, men struggling to find their path, men fighting to liberate themselves, etc. I have been a feminist all my life. I've struggled with domestic violence and sexual abuse. I've… Continue reading Why Male Characters?
Over the weekend, I've been listening to writer's podcasts. Sharon Blackie, one of my favourite authors was interviewing Manda Scott, author of the Boudicca series, which I absolutely loved. I read the books over ten years ago and could not put them down. She wrote history as though she had been present and it felt… Continue reading Dreaming Writing.
Intuitive writing, or channelled writing, is writing that comes from your own Higher knowledge, or Soul. It can also come from a collaboration between your own Soul and your spirit guides. Often, when you initially write in words that ‘pop into your head’, you might think that it is your spirit guides or Masters giving you knowledge,… Continue reading Soul Writing.
I have just published my first book, after years of writing, editing, and re-editing. My guides/teachers call it 'a labour of love', and it has been. Through writing it, I have also learned many other things too; how to write properly, how to edit and how to publish. I wanted it to be the best… Continue reading How I write.
The sleeping dragon lay in her cave atop a mound of beautiful, multicolored gems and sparkling crystals. Through an opening in the cave roof, beams of sunlight played on her golden scales, casting a soft golden glow all about her. She lay peacefully, dreaming of many things, especially of all the jewels yet to be discovered… Continue reading The Dragon Ruby.
Once upon a time there was a very vain rook. He spent most of his days gazing at his reflection from a branch high on a tree that grew on the side of an enormous river. The river was so large that he couldn’t actually see where it began or where it ended. His branch… Continue reading The Vain Rook.
By Ann Murphy This is a short story I wrote for a Writer's cafe competition. I wrote a lot of fiction for a while but have not got the uninterrupted time to do it now. I wonder when I ever will... She gazed out of the window, the stone, wall-lined, fields creating a checker-board on… Continue reading Scene from an Aran Window.