Monday, June 21, 2010

"Tweaking My Writing"

I started this blog to explore all the aspects of my own writing. I am traipsing through my own personal journey to discovery.

Everything that comes from writing something interesting and amazing comes from deep inside your passion for knowledge. I find that writing something good comes from developing my skills and nurturing my thirst for enlightenment.

Embarking on my own expedition into an unknown world, taking on the challenge and inventing a three dimensional character and arranging settings that enhance a plot give me a sense of adventure. Even if I am sitting in front of my computer!

I have also become a conscious contributor and consumer of everything life has to offer me. At forty years of age I plunged into a University degree that has only strengthened my determination to succeed. This course sits parallel with my need to thrive and my need to one day publish my work.

With each and every assessment that I submit I feel as if my writing is flourishing. I am building new abilities and I am becoming a better writer. After being a stay at home Mum for twenty years, University life is such a privilege. I feel as if I have found my niche.

I will continue to tweak my work, build my skills and spend my semester break creating blissfully funny narratives. I Hope!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Movie: "A Bright Star"

The Victorian Age, romanticism and poetry.

I recently watched this beautiful movie 'A Bright Star' whilst snuggling out of the cold. Sometimes it is just great to curl up watching a good movie.

I was and am captivated by this movie and couldn't recommend it more.

If you are a fan of Pride and Prejudice, then you will like this too.

Set around the Victorian era, this film takes you on a romantic journey into the life of John Keats. I was taken with the wonderful cinematography and the poetic dialogue of this movie.

John Keats and his short but romantic life is captured brilliantly. His romance with Fanny Brawne delves into the shear agony and depths of pain one feels when they are separated from their first love.

Abby Cornish plays beautiful Fanny Brawne and Ben Wishaw plays John Keats. The onscreen chemistry is powerful, romantic and mesmerising.

I was drawn into their world where all that mattered was their obsession for one another. I felt every painful surge along with Fanny Brawne. Every heart wrenching moment tugs at your heart strings. You wanted the romantic marriage, the infatuation to continue.

I must say that I did not want it to end as it did! Watch it I know you will love it!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Well, writing something good always entails some form of procrastination. Writing a good essay can always involve some delaying tactics!
I guess that's where I am at the moment, all thinking and no writing.
I simply am at the planning stage, one which takes on a life of it's own. It is almost as if the planning becomes a person.

How do I start? How do I develop this argument? What do I do with this plan?

Clearly I am putting off the inevitable. Final semester essays are due soon and I need to get on with the job.

I hope that I am not the only one who procrastinates every so often, not the one who has a BLANK from time to time?

I am sure that I will have an epiphany any time now and become a writing machine!

The essays will be completed on time! I will get the best mark possible!

Doesn't positive thinking help?

I think this reminds me of a line in a movie. Oh yes I remember now!

I think while writing this I have gained some insight.

My epiphany has developed during the last four lines.

Writing machine here I come!