Miscellaneous

The Creative Process

I picture The creative process In many ways   Sometimes It is akin To sitting in a cave Alone Waiting For some weary traveler To shamble in Take shelter by my fire Sate their hunger And tell me a tale Or two   Sometimes It is more like A gallery Its walls covered In abstract… Continue reading The Creative Process

Short stories

A continuation of the start, middle or end of something…

This is, as the title suggests, a continuation of the start, middle or end of something that I posted in November, imaginatively titled: "The start, middle or end of something" If you haven't yet read it, or have read it but need to refresh your memory, I suggest you do so before reading this continuation.… Continue reading A continuation of the start, middle or end of something…

Short stories

The start, middle or end of something…

It's NaNoWriMo! Hurray! The month of the year where aspiring writers attempt to write a 50,00 word novel in 30 days! Huzzah! And most of us fail! Wahey! Oh, wait no, that's not something to cheer. Anyway, knowing that if I were to try I would fail, I decided to not even try. That is,… Continue reading The start, middle or end of something…

Short stories

Writing Challenge: Footsteps In The Dark

At a creative writing group yesterday, we were set a task of creating a short passage (either an introduction to a tale, or a story in its own right) based on the following brief given by the organiser, off the top of his head: Night. Edge of a forest. A girl/young woman is walking. Full… Continue reading Writing Challenge: Footsteps In The Dark

Ramblings

Ramblings: Art

I tend to be regarded as something of a heathen by arty people. I'm not a fan of popular art. I can appreciate the talent of the artist, but I don't derive any pleasure from looking at their drawings, paintings, sketches, etc.. When asked for my opinion, I will state, simply, "I don't like it."… Continue reading Ramblings: Art

Ramblings

Ramblings: Punctuation Matters

People say I don't care about punctuation. Wait... that's not right. People, say I, don't care about punctuation. Yeah, that's much better. Punctuation matters. A lot. One of the finest examples of its importance is the simple phrase 'Let's eat, Grandma.' If you omit the comma, it becomes the slightly more disturbing 'Let's eat Grandma.'… Continue reading Ramblings: Punctuation Matters