What Inspires You?

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What Inspires you?   A question that I ask the children in my creative writing workshop. Some of the answers are awesome. Others quite simple but so beautiful. Like the 9 year old who answered, ‘my dad inspires me.’ Awh!   The dictionary definition of the word inspiration is;- An inspiring or animating action or… Read more »

Surprises are not always good!

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  Sometimes we just need to write. One of my favourite expressions is;- it empties the thoughts from my head. Writing gives us the opportunity to share great experiences, offer support and encouragement to others and, perhaps if needed have a moan. Yes, we all need a moan occasionally, don’t we? Writing can be so… Read more »

Determination

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Now that’s what I call determination. How many times did Thomas Edison attempt to create the light bulb before he finally succeeded? Oh only 10,000 I’m told! Thomas Edison’s view on life was quite refreshing. When asked about all his failures he turned failure into positivity and is quoted to have said, ‘I haven’t had… Read more »

A little encouragement…

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I wanted to write something to inspire and encourage those creative people out there who feel they are stuck, going nowhere.   I suppose it’s something like drilling for oil. It may take a long time and tons of patience but don’t be tempted to give in. Imagine the thought that you threw in the… Read more »

A Letter to God

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As written in my journal in the city Cathedral whilst in Bologna on 1st April 2011.  13.00. If you don’t believe and don’t want to read my letter to God, then don’t read it. But if you don’t have something to believe in, what’s life all about?   A Letter to God Today Oh Lord,… Read more »

My Friend Dee – Special Commendation!

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I am pleased to announce that ‘My Friend Dee’ has been awarded a Special Commendation by the firstwriter.com Eleventh International Short Story Contest!  Winners can be viewed here! https://www.firstwriter.com/competitions/short_story_contest/winners/11thstory.shtml Firstwriter.com readers keep your eye out for My Friend Dee appearing in a future issue of the magazine! My Friend Dee ‘Why can’t I be the teacher?’… Read more »