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The Way After – Day #4

Traditionally, any pilgrimage route began from your front door step. Today the most common starting point for El Camino de Santiago begins across the Spanish border in the French town of St. Jean Pied de Port. St. Jean is the historic capital of the Basque Country which encompasses land and communities on both sides of […]

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The Way After – Day #2

I hadn’t heard this Queen song for a long time until today. When it first was released it was so incredibly poignant and obviously reflected Freddie Mercury’s own life. When I was younger a friend’s elder sister was a massive Queen fan so I had heard about the rumours of his diagnosis with Aids long […]

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The Way After – Day #1

Yo soy el camino, la verdad y la vida. Sando loved his languages, and foremost was Spanish. I was never sure whether the food and wine were the ‘bonus’ to his linguistic talent, or simply necessary to access the wine and the food! When he spoke Spanish he became more animated than usual. I would […]

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The Daily Verse – Luke 13:8

“Sir,” the man replied, “leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig round it and fertilise it.” – NIVUK Luke 13:8

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Embracing the Void.

This is another post from the Archive. I’ve hit a point in my current working project where I’ve had to take stock of what is there and what isn’t there in the story so far. This post came to mind as a guide for me as I am reviewing the almost 80,000 words I’ve already […]

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Chase Jarvis – Creative Calling – Pt.1

You know who Chase Jarvis is right? You’ve heard of CreativeLive? No? Then hit the links before reading any further. It’s okay. I’ll wait for you. Sorted? Great! Now we all are familiar with Chase and his amazing team in CreativeLive, then let’s get into his book Creative Calling. This book is his blueprint and […]

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Improving Your Character(s)!

It is difficult in these days of movies and tv series not to associate actors with the fictional people they portray. Or is it the other way around? An honest actor will tell you that if the writing is good then they just say the lines. Which is them being very generous. Their art is […]

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It is okay not to finish (at the moment).

I am sure I’m not alone in this. Sometimes you just can’t finish a project. You hit a wall. You lose the thread. A character doesn’t follow the plot line you have carefully constructed for them. I’m sure it happens to artists and musicians also. As a writer you normally do two things. First, you […]

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Productivity isn’t always what you think.

Choose twenty books about being creative and they will tell you to produce! They aren’t wrong. If you are a creative then create. I think it was Seth Godin who said, real artists ship. I am not arguing with him. If I am a writer, then I need to stand at my desk and write. […]

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Day 467 – Creative Like Bill Belichick, Pt.2.

So yesterday I suggested that relatives could take inspiration/lessons from sports and hopefully I will convince you today. Bill Belichick is the most successful NFL coach ever because: He stays focused on the overall goal and works hard to achieve it He never goes through the motions and always trains with purpose He makes sure […]