A New Shore

It’s been a busy few months for me – I’ve been reading a book and adding another, writing stories and generally doing all things a writer needs to do. I finished a course on fiction writing yesterday where the tutor talked about setting time aside to concentrate on important things.

               With that in mind I’ve decided that I should spend more time working on my blog and website. I’ve spent a lot of time reading for other projects recently, but I have found it difficult to find the time to post on my blog. I’ve been doing the very rapidly thing of procrastinating, lockdown restrictions are eased in the UK it feels like the right time to end my procrastinating.

               Other projects can take a back seat during the time I’ve set aside.

Is 2020 worse than Hitler?

Genghis Khan, Adolf Hitler, World War 1, European colonialism; the list of people and things anyone can criticize is short. But 2020 is now on that list. It seems unfair, 2020 never did anything wrong. 2020 probably dislikes the coronavirus as much as anybody and is unlikely to have been consulted in any restrictive protocols. A year only exists to approximate the time it takes the earth to revolve around the sun and 2020 did that. It can’t be held responsible for what happens on Earth’s surface. Should probably blame 1942 for the Second World War too.

On peaceful nights when Cicadas hum and crackle only insects’ cry

Slightly different way of writing that listening to natural is a good way to increase well-being. This week one of my stories was published by the Galway Review. The Sceptre and her journey back to her coronation. If you want to read more it’s in the stories section of this website.

Natural sound is worth import, simplicity for a crafted hand.

Sounds, like all sensations, blend into the background if we hear them too often. The sensations that inspire us most will be those that we rarely experience, but that is not to say that experiences familiar to us will not present a unique experience to another. Think of the scenes that you know well, revisit these scenes to discover new sensations.