One of my favourite childhood writers was Enid Blyton. As a 'sixties' child, growing up in a small town in Southern Ireland, reading her books kept me sane. They were the only books that felt real to me and which allowed me to block out the emotional undercurrents of my everyday life. When I moved… Continue reading How Fiction can be a Sign-Post.
Author: Ann Murphy
I have notebooks filled with stories, chapters of different books, and prose poetry. Nearly twenty years’ worth, in fact. When I received my first fiction chapters concerning the spiritual development of two young men at the beginning of the British Bronze age, I was happily transcribing them when we moved back to Ireland to do… Continue reading Overcoming Fears.
Channelled, or Soul-Inspired Writing.
After years of receiving, what I called 'channelled writing' - for want of a different name - I only now understand how it works and what we can do with it. Writing fiction which has come from another source, a non-physical source, involves trust, Sometimes it also needs training and sometimes if you are lucky,… Continue reading Channelled, or Soul-Inspired Writing.
Back on Track
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…
Why Male Characters?
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.
What is Soul-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 What is Soul-Writing?
How I write.
I have just published my first book, after years of writing, editing, more editing and re-editing. My guides/teachers called it 'a labour of love', and it was. Through writing it, I have learned many things; how to write properly, how to edit and how to publish. I wanted the book to be the best it… Continue reading How I write.
The Dragon’s Gift.
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’s Gift.