Which is truer – Fact or Fiction – in search of the authentic writing self – Saturday Writing Sagas 9

I choose to speak in riddles. The first time I wrote this post it had more overtly personal  family stories in it, yet I backed away and thought I can’t write that post yet because I am grappling with a deeper question. Which is truer, fact or fiction? I have responsibilities to those I amContinue reading “Which is truer – Fact or Fiction – in search of the authentic writing self – Saturday Writing Sagas 9”

Stillness, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Abstract Art: Saturday Writing Sagas 8

He asked me, ‘What do you think of abstract art?’ I replied, ‘I don’t have a background in art. I’m a storyteller. But I do like to photograph patterns in nature – ripples in water, how nature becomes abstracted art’ I was thinking how much art fascinates me, and yet I don’t know all it’sContinue reading “Stillness, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Abstract Art: Saturday Writing Sagas 8”

Making More Time for Writing and Soul: Saturday Writing Sagas 7

Do you ever feel you need more time to write or create, like you spend too much time doing administration in your writing/creative day? I think often, as creatives, we wish we had assistance, agents, publicists so we simply had more time to be creative. But these things all cost and until we make enough asContinue reading “Making More Time for Writing and Soul: Saturday Writing Sagas 7”

Working the Theme – Different forms same story: Saturday Writing Sagas 6

  Once I wrote mainly poems, but since that time I have learnt that some pieces work so much better as stories. True there are poetic forms that work brilliantly to tell narratives – think Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner.  Ballads are superb for narrative.   Yet I am not a big rhymer – I freelyContinue reading “Working the Theme – Different forms same story: Saturday Writing Sagas 6”

Magic Porridge, Haiku Sarah and Multiplying Guitars:Saturday Writing Sagas 5

Message to self : stop writing poetry. Why?  Answer: because you are not writing anything else and poetry is not going to make you a living in writing. The week began with a look through the ancient and not so ancient blog archives of Ripple, and ended with the editing and writing of several poems.Continue reading “Magic Porridge, Haiku Sarah and Multiplying Guitars:Saturday Writing Sagas 5”