Posts Tagged: kimclearywriter

I often read the Positive Writer blog by Bryan Hutchinson – a recent one got me thinking. Bryan listed 40 reasons why he chooses to write, and challenged his readers to do the same. I’m not sure I can come up with 40 reasons! But the Positive Writer blog is all about positivity – so let’s jump right in… Read the rest »

My self help manuscript on managing a life filled with unrelenting fatigue is with my editor! So Exciting!! Before hitting the send button, I spent some time tidying up the chapter on why and how to use a fatigue diary. I think it’s one of the most helpful things someone with a chronic illness or… Read the rest »

A sensory void I hadn’t ‘seen’ anything for years. Hadn’t experienced anything even close to a real life paranormal event. I was starting to believe the scientific explanations for cold rooms, intense emotion attached to specific places, and black spots at the corners of my eyes. But then … I was in the upstairs family… Read the rest »

I remember hugging the huge oak tree at the bottom of a garden when I was a child, and feeling a connection I couldn’t explain. Oak forests once covered much of northern Europe. Few old-growth forests remain now, and people from all walks of life fight vigorously to defend the tracts that still survive. Folklore… Read the rest »

Though I’m sure flying one would be great fun 🙂 A traditional witch’s broom has a handle of ash (usually associated with healing and enchantment), bristles of birch (symbolising renewal and purification); and the twigs are tied onto the handle with thin strips of willow (for the enhancement of psychic abilities). Witches and brooms have been associated together for centuries.… Read the rest »

Where do ideas come from? I’m often asked where I get my ideas from. Usually in the form of a quizzical gaze and a question such as: did you get all of that stuff out of your head? The answer is yes, and no. My head is often bursting with ideas, but often half formed and… Read the rest »

I wrote this blog post about a year ago for Undercover Soundtrack. A fabulous blog by Roz Morris in which artists and writers talk about the music that inspires them. Reading it again today has stirred my memories and revitalised my creative juices. Even Miles is looking a little afraid. Here is the article in… Read the rest »

Unfortunately, one of the worst downsides of chronic fatigue is the length of time it takes to recover from any exertion. In the last week of September I spent five days at a writing masterclass with the acclaimed Australian author Fiona McIntosh. I was the only indie writer in the group, and Fiona very much… Read the rest »