Writing Prompt: Getting Started

One of the hardest things to do with writing is to get started in the first place. I have ideas buzzing around my head all the time, but I always struggle with where to begin. So, today, why not try writing for ten minutes starting with these lines: 1. The sun was beginning to set... Continue Reading →

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Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. ~Henry David Thoreau

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Sonnet 17 I don’t love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom and carries hidden within itself the light of those flowers,... Continue Reading →

Quote for the day

 I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life... I... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Six Degrees

Edinburgh is a village. No matter where I go, I run into either someone I know, or someone who knows someone I know. Although I sometimes like the familiarity of it all, sometime I miss the anonymity of a larger city, like London. When I lived there, I could go months or even years without seeing... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Horror

Have you ever tried to write a horror story? I've toyed with a few ideas in the past, but always gave up in favour of something I was more comfortable with. The funny thing is, I love horror stories. I love stories of Werewolves, Ghosts, Demons and Ghouls, but it has to be said, my... Continue Reading →

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