September Writes
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September Writes

  Welcome to our Creative Writes blog and to September… The change in the air is palpable with the new season.  A time for contemplation, plans and of course, words. I have been sharing poetry and writing prompts which mark this shift and usher in Autumn. The responses in my creative writing workshops have been...

Learning to Drive
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Learning to Drive

    Learning to Drive… What’s that got to do with creative writing? Well, I was driving home from my friend’s house the other day and started to think about a time when I didn’t know how to drive. I was taken back to my very first lesson and tried to remember how it felt;...

SUMMER STORIES
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SUMMER STORIES

Hello,  Welcome summer, welcome all! I am delighted to share my Creative Writes summer stories with you, about our Creative Writing Workshops. One of the highlights was the first Creative Writes Words & Wine Creative Writing Workshop last week at a new location in Muswell Hill, North London, N10. The atmosphere was relaxed and the...

Unfinished Stories
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Unfinished Stories

This month, I’ve been thinking about the power of unfinished stories… The stories we write, the stories we think, the stories we speak, the stories we hear, the stories we read and the stories we wish to believe. These are all treasures for writers, aren’t they? We can weave all of these stories into our...

THE MAIN THING IN LIFE IS TO…
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THE MAIN THING IN LIFE IS TO…

  “The main thing in life is to swim …”  A Care Home Participant, during a recent poetry reading workshop. Hello,    I was inspired by the above quote from a resident at a care home during one of my poetry reading workshops – Read Aloud, for C&C Housing Trust. That particular session was not...

WHAT’S IN A WEEK?
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WHAT’S IN A WEEK?

Hello, how has your week been? I’ve had a really busy week. Much of the time has been spent working or in work related activities. This doesn’t mean it has felt like a chore. In contrast – it has been stimulating, engaging and fun. I’ve met and been re-united with some wonderful people. Here are...

IT’S MY THING – WHAT’S YOURS?
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IT’S MY THING – WHAT’S YOURS?

My Front Door – ACE Funded C&C Event September 2016   Happy 1st October!  In addition to the regular workshops I facilitate in Muswell Hill, N10, which form the foundation of Creative Writes and is where it all began – I also freelance for a range of organisations, delivering creative writing and poetry reading workshops. In a...

THE NEWNESS OF IT ALL
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THE NEWNESS OF IT ALL

  Hello!   There has been a lot of new stuff to get my head around recently. We celebrated my mum’s landmark Birthday as she entered a new decade; my nephew started school for the first time; I am approaching a whole year in what still feels like a fairly new flat – after all...

DISCOVERY
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DISCOVERY

 I’ve just returned from Lake Como in Northern Italy, which is one of the most beautiful places I have travelled to. Some views of the mountains and lakes are simply ‘picture perfect.’ In addition to the breathtaking views on full display, there are also quiet, hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. You stumble across a...

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A SUMMER MEDLEY

A Whitstable stone from the weekend Could this be it, could summer finally have arrived? I thought I would celebrate the sunshine and share my Summer Medley with you… It’s been a busy time and for obvious reasons – rather strange. I won’t go into politics here but I have felt that the world has tipped...

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