I have had acute/chronic, stubborn Achilles tendonitis for some time now – years, though only diagnosed in the last 8 months. And I have been training to walk the Camino de Santiago, so the Achilles tendonitis has been a bit of an issue. Continue reading
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I’m training to hike the Camino de Santiago next year. I’ve never done anything like this before, but I have been blogging about my preparation. Here’s my latest training progress.
I’ve drafted an itinerary for hiking the Camino de Santiago in 33 days. That’s 33 days of walking, no rest days factored in. Continue reading
Let’s Get Physical
Thinking about preparation for hiking the Camino de Santiago, I suddenly hear Olivia Newton-John’s Let’s Get Physical rolling around in my head. Urgh…I never did like that song. I have only one thing to say to that… Physical shmysical! Continue reading
My Visual Diary
I love travel, but it’s good to finally be home again and unpack the suitcase!
Here are a few pictures from my trip…
Well, time to get back to reality!
The hard work does not end once a manuscript is written, getting a book published takes commitment, persistence and determination. Being represented by a literary agent might be the path you want to take, but finding the right agent can take time.
How to Write a Query Letter
You have written a fantastic novel and compiled a list of relevant potential book publishers and literary agents. Now you have to get them interested in taking on your manuscript. It’s time to learn how to write a query letter.
Visual Writing Prompts
Some of us need writing activities to get us writing. Sometimes a writing prompt will stimulate your creative thoughts. At other times, finding an evocative image can inspire ideas beyond the realm of your own imaginings. An effective visual writing prompt creates questions that need answers, leaves traces of something that must be followed and opens doorways to other worlds.
Be a Motivated Writer
Whether you are a full-time, part-time or whenever-you-can-time writer, finding the inclination to write and keeping motivated can be immensely difficult. Motivation pulls together your desire for something with your will to achieve that thing. Writers need an equal measure of the desire to write and the determination to make that happen.
Writing is a creative process and every writer works in their own unique way. Today, I take you through my process of creating poetry that resulted in the poem I had published earlier this year.