Archive | June, 2008

What People Say About Confident Writing

A round up of recent comments.  I’m wishing now I’d started compiling these earlier… but maybe I’ll find the time to keep adding to them now (?!) If you read my post, you’ll get that I’m a real fan of Joanna’s blog. She offers superb advice on writing technique, but what really distinguishes her blog [...]

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Thank You For Signing Up For The E-Course

Thank you for signing up for the e-course: Confident Writing At Work Your payment has been received, and a receipt for your payment has been e-mailed to you.  You may log into your account at to view details of this transaction. You will receive your first instalment of the course within 24 hours. Best [...]

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The Sun by Mary Oliver: One Big Powerful Question

The Sun by Mary Oliver: One Big Powerful Question

I was going to include two short, powerful questions as part of my powerful questions in poems series. They were what I had in mind when I first came up with the idea. But when I was looking through sets of poems I came across one which just demanded to be included here. Why? Because [...]

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When The Purpose Is Singing Your Song

I seem to be happily stuck in poetry - and questions - mode this week, so it seemed like a good opportunity to highlight some of the work of fellow Scottish blogger, Rachel Fox. When I was preparing some of the articles for this focus on writing with purpose I came across a wonderful poem [...]

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Won’t You Join The Dance? On Purposeful Questions and Nonsense Poems

‘Will you walk a little faster?’ said a whiting to a snail, ‘There’s a porpoise close behind us, and he’s treading on my tail. See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance! They are dancing on the shingle - will you come and join the dance? Will you, won’t you, will you, won’t [...]

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