The mind is the most capricious of insects - flitting, fluttering.

Virginia Woolf

Three Words

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you.  Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live only as you can. – Neil Gaiman Given that I was completely short-changed in the attention span department it comes as a complete surprise […]

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Afterthought

We do not learn from experience … we learn from reflecting on experience. – John Dewey I’ve wanted to include a series of pauses along my creative path for a while. Something to remind me that I just need to stop and reflect far more than I have thus far in this life. I couldn’t […]

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We get wise by asking questions, and even if these are not answered, we get wise, for a well-packed question carries its answer on its back as a snail carries its shell. – James Stephens I avoided any form of self-discovery for many years because I considered it a complete pile of old piffle but, […]

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The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. –  Gustave Flaubert I am a bit of a one for vague notions – the fussbudgets out there will probably think me a Lackadaisical Lulu, a Passive Polly or a Dreamy Doris but I’m not.  Actually I’m a rather Hard-Working Henrietta, not to […]

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Same Old …

To find yourself, think for yourself. – Socrates Do you recognise any of these? You are bored with life and yourself Your daily routine is virtually the same – every single day You no longer do the things you used to love doing You don’t remember doing something you just did You do things without […]

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Mind the …

Our subconscious minds have no sense of humour, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image.  What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives – Robert Collier I’m guessing that if you have read this and this you may well be in a state […]

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Preparing for that good IDEA

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before. – Neil Gaiman As children, my cousins and I used to chase rainbows on our bicycles.  We would peddle like fury to see who could get to the end first. Opinions varied as to what we might find – David and Barry […]

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Darned Apostrophe t’s Inferno!

Change ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’ and pretty soon you will say ‘I did’. – Unknown I should really be doing … – Can’t Be Bothered I should make some plans … – Can’t Be Bothered I should eat less … – Can’t Be Bothered I should drink less … – Can’t Be Bothered I […]

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Notebookery …

Keep a notebook.  Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain.  Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter, and lead pencil markings endure longer than memory. – Jack London In 1956 a guy called George Miller put forward a theory that […]

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Pigeon Hole Paper

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. – A A Milne You are probably wondering what setting up a system of paper management has to do with creativity but, believe me, the biggest benefit from getting organised is that it frees up […]

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