Archive for February, 2013

Neil Gaiman Wants Us All To Make Art :)

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Neil Gaiman the author of Sandman, Coraline, Stardust and many other things has been writing away and now he wants US to create the art to go with the stories The stories are for A Calendar of Tales and is charity project with BlackBerry. Initially he put out twelve questions on twitter which many (including […]

Global Community Creativity :)

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

I love writing challenges and things like #FridayFlash and #StoryStarters on Twitter where there is an open community helping each other and giving writing prompts. So imagine my excitement when Neil Gaiman appeared on Twitter wanting prompts and inspiration for a set of stories! He tweeted a question for each month with the hash tags […]

Muse Monster Cards

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Years ago now I made a little game up to help inspire writers which I would take along to meetings. The first ones were hand made and coloured in, then I cut shapes from cards and glued them together for mark two and then I made a digital version and got a set printed with […]

No Strings Attached Poetry Booklet

Monday, February 11th, 2013

I made some visual poetry booklets out of card, pen, and old writing magazines. This lead to a fun discovery of using someone I know’s story title as part of it The idea of these little booklets is that they can be a piece of art by themselves or act as writing prompts and as […]

Writer’s Retreat II

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Today I went to my second one day writer’s retreat – this time at Ruskin Mill near Nailsworth. It was organised by the same people Writing Space Stroud and was once again lovely. It was raining and I currently do not have a camera which is why there are not a hundred photos of chickens […]

Trying to Write that Novel

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

I started a trilogy back in October, initially for GothNoWriMo and then the second book in November. I really want to get it finished – not that it is anything I can send of to traditional publishers as I posted the raw writing as it was happening on various blogs. But I still want to […]

Submitting a Poetry Collection

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

I have decided to try and put together a collection of poetry to submit to start submitting. It will contain my environmental poems, nature poems and where we fit in to the world poems. I am currently pondering the title Gia as in Gaea or Gaia. A mix of Earth Mother, Mother Nature and holistic […]

Neil Gaiman KeepMoving

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

On twitter Neil Gaiman with the help of BlackBerry has decided to do some crowd sourced art type thing. The idea being that he will write a set of short stories – one for each month. These stories are inspired by the responses he has gotten from twitter followers, to a series of questions he […]

Poets Work

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Saturday I went into Cheltenham to meet friends and write and what have you. It was great to see my friend Andy again who I orginally met at a writing group in Cheltenham back before my house was flooded in 2007! The postcards and stickers of my art work arrived form moo so I gave […]

WoPoWriMo 2013

Friday, February 1st, 2013

t is the first of February and that means only one thing! That’s right another one of my mad writing challenges! This time it is poetry. The objective is to write a poem a day for the whole of Feb. It is called WoPoWriMo and I am also looking after the website and stuff this […]