Writing 101: Day 14 Your Voice Will Find You

Ironically this has already happened to me! When i was a child my parents had a house in France (my dad has sadly just sold it) it was in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere. One of the nearest small towns/largest village used to have a music festival every august bank holiday weekend….

Writing 101: Day 13 To Whom it May Concern

Dear Lavender Your magical healing properties are endless, you bring sleep, relaxation and energy when required and soothe a fevered cold filled brow. You bring warmth and fragrance to the room when a candle is lit and joy to the people in it. Your flowers ripple in the breeze as the wind passes over fragrancing…

Writing 101: Day 13 Challenge

When i lost my Nanna it was very hard to accept that she was gone, it took me time to realise that although she wasn’t there fore me anymore she was still with me looking down from where ever she had gone. It was hard to know what to do with the legacy that she…

Writing 101: Day 12 Challenge

To say that eavesdropping is a curse is not necessarily true, most conversations had in public are subject to the masses ears even if they do not want to be. We are also aware that the government listen to calls in the hope of ‘catching a terrorist’ (not that we are able to prove and/or…

Writing 101: Day 11 Challenge

When i was twelve i was 2 years into my parents divorce, as it was an amicable one it meant that i had two houses. To me having two houses was difficult. Two sets of everything but at least i had my parents and my sister. Even if they weren’t together anymore! When my father…

Writing 101 – Day 10 Challenge

Food can evoke many memories, especially the smells and the sounds of certain things. It could be the smell of coffee, cinnamon buns or even a roast dinner cooking on a sunday that suddenly brings you to a world of memories. For me there are many foods/smells which bring back memories to me and also…

Writing 101: Day 9 Challenge – Points of View

A man and a woman walk through the park together, holding hands. They pass an old woman sitting on a bench. The old woman is knitting a small, red sweater. The man begins to cry. Write this scene. The man –  As i walk through the park with my beautiful wife on the way to our…

Writing 101: Day 8 Challenge

As i sit in the cafe of my local museum, which is set in a castle (of sorts) made of local stone, i am struck by the variety of people that pass through in the thoroughfare, the inside part of the cafe in comparison with the reception of the museum feels somewhat cramped despite the…

Writing 101: Day 7 Challenge

Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else. You remember the people who actually used to like writing ‘compare and contrast’ essays? Yup thats me guilty as charged…So as you can tell today i am quite a happy bunny the only challenge was to write…

Writing 101: Day 6 Challenge

Today’s challenge is a character study of the most interesting person or group of people i have met so far this year. To me this is definitely an interesting prompt, having been travelling and other exciting adventures this year it was a dilemma to choose just one person or even a specific group of people,…

An Interesting Week: Part 1

So this week i started the blogging101 and writing101 courses here on WordPress. The courses came at the perfect time as i have been looking at doing exactly this type of course but unfortunately it cost quite a lot of money which has been putting me off making a decision to book it and do…

Writing 101: Day 5 Challenge

It was lying nestling in the grass slightly crumpled; brightly coloured writing paper embossed with Japanese children’s characters. It was a letter addressed to a father written by a young child (the scrawled writing signified as much) i read the letter by the end tears in my eyes moved by the significance of the letter. It…