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….light the corners of my mind

I have recently completed a free online creative writing course with the Open University and FutureLearn which I heartily recommend to anyone new to writing fiction or writers with a bit of experience who want to get back to basics and receive informed feedback on their work.

I’ve always been resistant to the idea of keeping a journal or using Morning Pages to get the creative juices flowing but the course tutors suggested that for some of us carrying a notebook called “research” might be a way to get over this self-imposed block. BINGO! Now I use it to jot down random things I hear or see, passing thoughts I have and snippets of useful information and no longer feel guilt that it’s not full of flowing, cursive script of delicious descriptions and wise insights!

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Best day on Earth

I recently entered the Rough Guides Travel Writing competition – even though I am way outside the demographic!

The focus was mainly on young people planning or experiencing a Gap Year – but I think we can all take time out of our lives for a bit of travel, whatever our age.

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