The Nos.

And the unavoidable Nos. We’ve all had one. Very probably more than one. The often blunt response to a carefully curated piece of your creativity can hurt, yes, but it’s also a constructive thing. I thought I should write this in solidarity, for everyone that’s received a No! If you put yourself out there, they’ll […]

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Ghostly Words

I keep coming back to the more otherworldy words I write. Telling a ghost story can be as simple as telling a very ordinary story where something goes dreadfully wrong, and it’s hard to understand such an unusual turn of events. A hand found behind the curtain, a finger dropping off when a knuckle is […]

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Staying Alive

It only seems fair that as well as my own writing I share those words I find inspirational too, right? 🙂 I was given a book of contemporary poetry for Christmas (thank you Mr.H) which is turning out to be insightful in so many ways. In combining thematic poetry of the last century, Bloodaxe Publishing […]

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What Connects

I love writing which sounds like an outburst. I suppose that’s quite a simplistic statement but it’s true nonetheless. A flash of automatic writing and a story combined. One of my more rhythmic  bursting poems has been published on the I am not a Silent Poet blog. Occasionally I do have a bit of an […]

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