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Your Heroine’s Journey: A Digital Fairy Tale

Your Heroine’s Journey: A Digital Fairy Tale

Once upon a time there was a weaver woman. She spun yarn for a living, weaving words into tapestries of writing: telling stories, making announcements, sharing news.  She spun words that the rulers could use to make speeches and make pronouncements.  She picked up threads from the people running hither and yon outside her door, [...]

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Generosity: in 2 Syllables or Less

One evening, over dinner, the world collapsed around my ears. I phoned my friend. “I don’t think I’ll make it on Friday,” I whispered. “Are you all right?” she asked. “No,” I said. “I’m coming to get you”, she said. And so she did. She: Came and got me.  Took me home.  Steered me to [...]

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Learning from the Writing on the Wall

Learning from the Writing on the Wall

This month’s “What I Learned From…” group writing project is what I learned from government. As I worked for the government in Scotland for just over 10 years my thoughts immediately turned to what I learned from that experience.  And as I like to try and weave the ‘what I learned from’ projects into the [...]

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What I Learned From Watching Ferry Boats

What I Learned From Watching Ferry Boats

I’ve been clearing out photos recently as I start to get ready for my move. A lot of the photos I’ve taken over the years are from walks around the west coast of Scotland, which means ferry boats are a recurring theme. Pictures taken from the boat, of the boats in the harbour, of the [...]

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What I Learned From My Cat About The Writing Life

What I Learned From My Cat About The Writing Life

Animals are great teachers. This is what I learned from my cat about the writing life: Keep irregular hours: if you want to prowl around at night or take outrageous naps in the afternoon go ahead and do it. Who said there were rules? Be totally independent: give when you chose to, ask for what [...]

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