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Scottish Sunshine

Scottish Sunshine

While I continue to take stock of my writing and blogging habits (yes, that’s what the theme of breathing space is for ), summer has arrived in Scotland in all its glory. Given that it might only last for a few days, it’s impossible not to try and soak up as much of it as [...]

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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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How do I structure my writing?

I was talking to a friend and former colleague about a writing workshop I’m hoping to run somewhere warm and sunny next year.  More on this to follow… but while he was excited about my plans, he indicated that a workshop a bit closer to home would be appreciated too.  I was a bit surprised [...]

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The spikes and thistles of authentic writing

I was thinking the other day about how authenticity means being human. “Authenticity may mean natural or beautiful. It may mean rooted geographically or morally, but behind all that it means human.” And what does that “being human” mean? It’s us, warts and all. It’s us: complex, difficult, imperfect, amazingly astonishing creatures. It’s the beauty [...]

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The challenge of dyslexia

I’m heading off to Glasgow for three days next week to do the ‘Dyslexia Coaching Mastery’ course run by NLP Scotland.  I’m really looking forward to it as they have bags of experience in the application of NLP and other techniques to help people who have been labelled as dyslexic.  I think most of their [...]

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