When The Blank Page Has To Stay Blank

The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday. — Mary Schmich. It wasn’t a Tuesday. It was a Thursday. And it was a bit later than 4 p.m. But yes, I…

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Why We Do What We Do (Whatever It Is That We Do)

‘How do you find the time?’ It’s a question I get asked frequently, usually when people discover that I’m a writer. I get where they’re coming from, because it’s a question I also ask myself. Between working full-time, studying for professional qualifications, having something resembling a life, and without forgetting…

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The #$*! power of &£!^% words

Certain words have vast emotive power. I am sure you can think of a few. Miscarriage. Spider (to some people, including me, at least). Rape. These are words that have that power because of what they mean – the images they bring up in our minds. Other words have emotive…

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