Love

On Love…….

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It’s Christmas time and traditionally a time for relaxation and spending time with those we love. I’m interested in dialectics and because Christmas is such a focus point for relationships and all the happiness that comes with freedom to spend time with family and friends, there is inevitably another opposite pole to all the festivities. […]

Identity

Climbing a mountain……..

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Today, tonight and tomorrow mark the Winter Solstice. This is a deeply significant time for me as the shortest day and the longest night mark the peak of my year. The difficult march up the slopes of the year since last summer have been woven through with happiness and synchronicity. I asked and I was […]

Feminism

Don’t blame it on love……..

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Still on the subject of writing and storytelling, I (and many other writers) have realised that there is a link between storytelling and psychology. Apart from my own PhD study which I have explained in the last blog, there have been many psychologists that write who have made a strong connection between identity and storytelling. […]

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Too close to home?

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In the wake of NaNoWriMo I felt a little bit of a slump. Now I have a finished novel and like lots of other people, I have a lot of editing to do. The frenetic flow of words produced several unplanned plot twists and extreme situations and even gave the piece an unexpected metaphysical subplot! […]

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Blog goes public! Ta-da!

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Hi Everyone!Until now this has been a private-ish blog because I didn’t tell anyone about it. I decided today that I would tell my writing group friends on WriteWords (the most lovely and supportive people ever) that I have a blog.The reason I didn’t spill the beans before is because I can be a little […]

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Finishing a novel…

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I’ve finished Life: Immaterial. I typed the last sentence this morning and then told everyone I knew. I partly finished it because I was meeting the NaNoWriMo deadline, and partly because I was getting far too involved with my characters again. In fact, I almost called one of my friends by a character’s name the […]