Over a year ago I attended a writing course aptly titled “The Inspiration Project,” the brainchild of Carmel Harrington, Hazel Gaynor and Catherine Ryan Howard. It changed forever how I think about myself as a writer, as well as giving me focus and belief in my writing project. My new years resolution this year was … More Inspiration diaries August.
It’s been a lifetime since I’ve written here… well almost a month. Christmas has come and gone and New Year has arrived and with it my New Year Resolutions. This year they are mostly writing related. I will start taking my writing more seriously. I will call myself a writer in public without whispering and … More Starting 2019 with an apology and some news.
As I sit down almost daily these days, to write stories from my past for my memoir, I am struck by how different each day is. There are days when I’ve no interest in exploring the darker side of my memory, the moments, days and even years of unpleasantness I’ve locked away. Instead I sit … More Why did you write that?
In two days time I will be going to the Irish Parenting Blog Awards. I am a finalist in four categories, but having been to awards before I am ready to come home empty handed, although I can’t promise I’ll not burst into tears. I have practised my Oscar ‘you won feck all’ face, and … More Judging and Voting.
I’ve always wanted to use that “Call to action” shout, as I’ve read it often as a blogging tip, it sounds so rebellion like. Anyway sorry to disappoint but there’s no rebellion beginning here and no one I want to rally the troops to fight, (well except you know who in my last post, but … More Call to action!
I know you are all mad anxious to find out how my creative writing course is going? It sounds so high brow doesn’t it, ‘creative writing’? As if I am some sort of apprentice booker prize author, when in reality I’m just one of many bloggers who enjoys writing. I do of course wonder what … More My writing update.
I’ve been blogging two years now and have enjoyed every post I’ve ever written. In the past few months I’ve realised the direction I wish to go, which is not to be a commercially successful blogger,(as if it ever was) but to write, and this weekend, Valentines Day to be precise, my first ever short … More A new beginning.
Well actually Happy Birthday to ‘My thoughts on a page’, which has over the past two years become very much a part of me. I have laughed and cried out loud here and enormously enjoyed every post I’ve written. Like New Year a birthday is a time to reflect, to look forward and back. When … More Happy Birthday to me.
Do you ever wish there were no stats on wordpress, and no like button. Imagine just writing a post where your only feedback was comments. Where your popularity was a number you could only imagine. Would that change what you write? Maybe this is such a post?
Oh that’s a really good idea for a post. I can’t wait to write it. But first I must get home. How will I start…? Yes, perfect, that should work. But first I must make dinner. Now where was I..? Oh yes, I can see where this is going. But first I must get the … More Bloggers, does this sound familiar?