The Dash Poem – Linda Ellis

Poetry is one of our most powerful ways to expressing ourselves as individuals and groups so it comes at no surprise that it often will play a fundamental part of lifes important events. One of those important periods is celebrating life after death where we are able to reflect on the life of a lost

Getting started writing

You have an idea. You want to write a story – or even a whole book. But you can’t seem to make yourself start. Your brain seems empty. Here are few tips that might help:   Pick a name If your main characters have names– it makes them real, closer to you.   Photographs Photos

Loving Lists

I love a good list. I would love a list about lists. I’m hooked. Here is why: It makes me feel as though I am doing something practical (even if I haven’t begun a single chore) Lists help me remember (mostly) It focuses my thoughts I can prioritise better It’s a pleasure – I  love

Language is a Funny Thing

The words we chose can reveal personal things about us. As a writer, I know the dilemmas of trying to find different words, to expand my vocabulary. To make sure the words I have chosen fit the age range of my target readers and the genre of story. Yet, it wasn’t until recently, when I