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Tag Archives: Creative writing
Shortlisted in Poetry Competition
A few years ago I visited an exhibition of Victorian painting at the Royal Academy in London. The painting, The Entomologists’s Dream, 1909, by Edmund Dulac inspired me to write a prose poem. I was so struck by the devastation … Continue reading
May your two and four-footed friends bring you much joy in 2022!
It’s been a long time, I know! If you’re wondering, I’ve been busy on a new course I’m following via Jericho Writers. The Ultimate Novel Writing Course to be precise. It is quite demanding of my time. We aim to … Continue reading
Posted in Creative writing, short fiction, Uncategorized Tagged Creative writing, Flash Fiction, Helen Cox, Jericho Writers, Mslexia, UNWC 6 Comments
A Ghost Story for #Christmas!
The Haunting of Hill House plays with that numinous area between emotional vulnerabilities and supernatural possession suggesting that we are all, like the Crain family, ‘haunted’ in some way; perhaps by family trauma, relationships that went wrong or wishes that never came to fruition. Continue reading
Hair, it’s our Crowning Glory
Get a glimpse into the global human hair trade and ponder how the type and colour of hair defines or subverts our expectations of fictional characters. Continue reading
Writers Abroad magazine offers a chance to win 15 euros of Amazon gift vouchers!
We are delighted to publish our sixth issue of Writers Abroad magazine, The Third Space, which includes an interview with renowned author, Peter May. I have contributed an article about Anne Frank and also a review of psychological thriller, The … Continue reading
A Week of Horse-Riding and Writing in the Alpujarra, Spain
Just a short blog for you today as I’m lucky enough to be spending a few glorious days with fellow Writers Abroad member, Nicola, aka author, Nina Croft. Nicola and her husband Rob live in Southern Spain, in the Alpujarra … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Alpujarra, Creative writing, horse-riding, Nina Croft, Spain, travel, Writers Abroad 5 Comments
Are you a Dressage or Rodeo Rider? – Training the Unconscious
Why do some stories, poems, paintings or performances move us when others don’t? Where does a unique artistic voice come from? I believe it begins with a strong connection to the unconscious. The unconscious can be a dark and frightening place; home … Continue reading