Some days are just like that

It starts the night before when you forget to reset the alarm, and it just doesn’t get any better as you race for the train; realise you’ve left your security card at home…and miss the last cheese scone from your favourite cafe. In a world that doesn’t wait for us, life can feel start toContinue reading “Some days are just like that”

What is a poet?

That’s a great question! A poet is an artist whose medium is words – the patterns, sounds, rhythms, conventions, and meanings. We paint pictures with our words, convey messages through the following or breaking of the rules and conventions. And like all artists our job is to elicit a reaction. Whether that reaction is toContinue reading “What is a poet?”

Quick fire writing challenge 2

The second exercise at the New Zealand Authors Society Roadshow was a bit more difficult. With a partner, we had to describe a place while the other person drew it. The ability of your partner to replicate the place relied on the description of its features as well as your emotions in relation to it.Continue reading “Quick fire writing challenge 2”

Quick fire writing challenge 1

Today I attended my first New Zealand Authors Society Roadshow. It was great to be amongst a group of people with some similarities and many differences to me. One the workshops I attended was very hands on. One of the exercises involved writing for 5 minutes and then pulling out some term words and phrases.Continue reading “Quick fire writing challenge 1”

Before times, in Paris

In 2016 I travelled to Paris to do something I had never done before….I asked the love of my life to marry me. And she said yes! I popped the question as we cruised under the Bridge of Lovers. It is such a special city – we stayed at the most gorgeous hotel – HotelContinue reading “Before times, in Paris”