• Life,  Work in progress

    Fighting with Procrastination

    I didn’t make any New Year resolutions. I never do. I figure if you want to do something there’s no time like now. Why wait. I did tell myself that there are a few things I’d like to get done this year but it’s not a matter of making changes to get there. One of my major projects for this year is to publish my book of stories from my childhood. I loosely call it memoir. It’s a bit experimental. And personal. Not personal in that there are secrets that I’ll be divulging, just personal as in special to me. In the writing of them I get floods of memories…

  • Life,  Work in progress

    Why we write: self-expression

    In my last blog, I talked about writing for significance, one of many reasons that people write. Self-expression is probably one of the first reasons that people start to write. And for many writers, the need to write is a compulsion or a way to offload, some feeling wound up if they can’t get back to this form of creating (it may be similar for other art forms). Have you ever gone through adversity or struggled to come to terms with something but found it too hard to verbalise it to anyone? This is a very common experience. Writing it down can be the bridge between the writer, and a…