Bee Lines

Bee Lines

  Reflections on hivemind thinking and my vision for hivemindbath Here are my reflections inspired by the phrase ‘hive mind ’ that Sarah Salway used about our group at her ‘Writing for Social Media’ workshop which inspired this blog. Lines 3-6  were informed by reading Chapter 6 of ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Constructing the Universe’ … Continue reading

Do you blog?

I saw an acquaintance in a cafe last month. She was typing away on her laptop. We know each other from a community choir and so we only usually talk about singing. When I next met her, we got onto the subject of what exactly she had been up to on that laptop. Turns out, … Continue reading

Petalfall

I’d like to use this blog to post the occasional poem. I had intended for my inaugural offering to be an upbeat stanza or two, something that would raise a smile, but I ended up choosing this poem, Petalfall. It’s one I penned some time ago and put away. I came across it recently while … Continue reading

Bring on the Brass Band

Continuing on from a conversation I had with one of our fellow workshoppers at the Bath Literature Festival, I am currently contemplating the need to learn to blow one’s own trumpet. It appears to me that one has to hone this skill in order to attract the attention of an agent or publisher. Now I’m … Continue reading

Collecting Memories

Collecting Memories

This week I’ve been collecting memories for the eulogy of my grandmother, Caroline, who died three days short of her 100th birthday. Relatives have been emailing little stories and recollections of her. As a granddaughter it’s been emotional and as a writer it’s been inspiring. Caroline was born before the First World War started, before women … Continue reading

Workshopping

Workshopping

I think I just made up a word. Is that allowed in blogging? Probably. I bet you know what I mean though. I’m having a workshopping month as it happens; paper-cutting last week, writing in the social media age this week, and fused-glass jewellery-making next week. This is not by design, it just worked out that … Continue reading

A blogging beginning

Once upon a time… well actually on the 5th March 2013, an eclectic group of people got together at the Holburne Museum in Bath for a workshop on Writing in the Social Media Age. Part of the Bath Literature Festival, facilitated by the lovely Sarah Salway, ideas flowed, information was exchanged, skills were shared, and … Continue reading