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Elizabeth Bishop vs. Robert Hayden: The Usage of Concrete Imagery

Elizabeth Bishop’s In the Waiting Room contains almost perfect concrete imagery. The simple, descriptive words keep us grounded through the narrator’s existential crises involving herself as a seven-year-old child in an extraordinarily vast world filled with volcanoes and cannibals, explorers and tribesmen. 454 more words



Ink on Paper. July 2014.

Writing is hard. I thought it was easy. But then I was not doing it with intention.

I thought it was a hobby, nothing serious, something I could do or not do. 52 more words


When writing on the iPad becomes a pleasure rather than a chore

I’ve started using iWriter for the iPad and I can’t recommend it highly enough. In fact writing this post on my laptop now feels clunky and irritating after having spent the last couple of hours working on my social media book on my iPad. 127 more words

Academia 2.0

Suffering for your art

Candice: I’ve been remiss this week and not managed to write the Tuesday post.  I have an excuse, I took a tumble of Friday and managed to end up in A&E. 293 more words


A magical land

Snow is,

the pretty dress of the mountain,

water is the lover,

the wide,

wide horizon in the heart,

so clean,

without dust,

the green, 87 more words


Scraping the Bottom

Yesterday, I battled my way to the end of draft 1 of ‘Eldritch’. Today, however, I’m wondering why I bothered.

You might ask ‘Why? Surely it’s good to have reached the end of another first draft?’ 1,049 more words

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