Spring light for hope

Close up of purple crocuses with bright spring sunlight shining on the flowers One wishes that with the spring light comes hope - of life, of new starts, of peace. And, perhaps, humbly, one hopes for creation. Creation is, as Rita Ann Higgins says in Hurting God (Salmon Poetry, 2010), "a combination of the gut, … Continue reading Spring light for hope

Fighting your way through the process…

I've been thinking a lot about the hard work of creativity, of life. How the best always seems the most simple and the clearest. How behind this clarity is years and years of graft and inspiration and struggle. Ira Glass says "You just have to fight your way through that...." This short video encapsulates all … Continue reading Fighting your way through the process…

Composting, Baking, Walking: Growing Narratives

Natalie Goldberg has written a lot about the concept of composting (in publications such as Wild Mind, and¬†Writing Down The Bones)¬†and creative practice. So it's about letting ideas filter, allowing characters to grow, permitting narratives to form at their own pace. Psychologists (such as Sternberg and Lubart) have analysed the role of creativity in society … Continue reading Composting, Baking, Walking: Growing Narratives