Writing Prompt: Other People’s Stories

Stories are all around us. We tell each other about our weekend adventures in the coffee room at work, our parents and grandparents tell us about their lives, our friends swap stories every time we meet. There is treasure of life experiences we all share all around us. Anecdotes are a great source of inspiration.... Continue Reading →

Quote for the day

I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear. -Joan Didion

Writing Prompt: Anger Actually

People react to anger in different ways.  Some people yell, others sulk, some throw things, others shut down. If I'm honest, I'm a slow burner. It takes a while to get me angry, but when I get there, everyone stand back. I don't throw anything, but I stomp about swearing. Not very lady-like, I know,... Continue Reading →

Quote for the day

When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. - Hugh White

Writing Prompt: Sunlight

Sun on snow creates an interesting effect. Through the fluffy powder on the surface, you catch glimpses of bright blue ice, a thing to admire when you’re looking at it, something to avoid when you’re in skis. As the sun hits the snow and the wind picks up, you can see a thin layer of... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Brief Encounters

Hi there, I've been too much away from writing this past couple of weeks. I've been distracted by travel, fun, interesting people. I don't see this as a hardship, but rather an excuse - yes, a bit of field research. That's what I'm telling myself. I've been experiencing life to have something interesting to write... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Transition

The seasons are beginning to change. The weather over the past few days has been a bit schizophrenic, shifting from sun to rain and back again from one moment to the next. That's normal in Scotland. I looked out of my office window and noticed that the tops of the trees in Charlotte Square are... Continue Reading →

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