Sometimes life throws a curveball you didn’t expect or want. And sometimes, just sometimes, it could be the thing you needed all along.
You are the only one who can make your dreams a reality. So make it happen.
It might not seem like it, but tell yourself the truth. You will finish this, one day. In the hardest, brutal parts of the creative journey, keep reminding yourself. You will finish.
You don’t have to have just one creative hobby. Have many, have a variety of them. Then you can re-fill your creative well in different ways.
Let’s talk about tropes – those storytelling shorthand cues that give the reader a clue as to what will happen next. In any kind of creative activity, you end up using shorthand triggers that act like cues to the reader. Used well, these cues can increase tension or help create an air of familiarity around … More Why Tropes are a good thing
Your journey might not be in the same place as someone else’s, and that’s okay. They started somewhere different to you. They have a different journey to you. But you can take comfort in the fact they started somewhere. And so did you. And you can take comfort in the fact they got to the … More Everyone started somewhere (Monday Inspiration)
“You got it?” Fethna asked as Nattali got into the car. “Ye of little faith,” Nattali said, pulling out the folder from under her jacket. It hadn’t been a particularly hard lift, just distract the guards and the receptionist was practically gagging to get someone as important as the Lieutenant of the Fifth Quarter at … More The Document (A Teacup Story)
“What do you think?” Francesca said, holding up a tiny little elephant. It screamed “Tourist souvenir”, which her mother would hate, but Francesca didn’t care. It was small enough to fit in her luggage home. “An elephant?” Rachel replied, “but we didn’t see elephants?” “Yeh, but it’s cute,” Francesca replied. “You said that about the … More Sourvenir (Stories on a Theme – “Travel”)
Take chances. Write something new. Write something risky. Writing the first draft is your chance to try new things. Test out your ideas, no matter how silly or risky they might be. You might be amazed as to what you find out.
This month has been another month of the uncertain. Uncertain routine, uncertain world, uncertain possibilities. In the backdrop of all of this uncertainty, writing has both been a gift and a curse. Gift, because it gives me some much needed structure and a longer term goal than get through this week. A curse, because amidst … More Living in Uncertain (May Update)