Creative Writer Worksheet – Writing Memoirs (PDF) This week’s worksheet is for the memoirists among us – those writers whose lives are their masterpiece. Or is that every one of us, after all? “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live” – Henry David Thoreau.
the life of a writer is always a strange mix of real and retold stories, and it is not worth the effort to tell the difference between the two. i have been reading the life of stratford canning, british diplomat to the ottoman empire during the napoleonic wars and after. i love his style of letter-writing… Read More
Last Sunday I attended a lecture by Margaret Boden. She spoke with great warmth, knowledge and clarity. Good communicators are rare even among eminent scholars and one can almost be forgiven for forgetting that academia is about disseminating knowledge, not just ego-edifices. Her talk was very similar to this one she gave in Oxford a couple… Read More
Writing Worksheet – Your Life Themes (PDF) What are the themes that run through your life, like the leitmotivs in a symphony? Have you ever stopped to look for the pattern that repeats rhythmically in your experiences? What is it you’re always struggling with below the surface? What are the phrases that define all of your stories? Twine your… Read More
I’ve been collecting rose poems for some time, and have finally completed this anthology of 100 rose poems. I’m sure you’ll discover at least one new favourite within! The ebook is currently available as a PDF, but if you would like me to format it for MOBI or EPUB, let me know and I will see what I can… Read More