This is Elixir’s last post. My decision to quit blogging comes from long consideration and research into why people abandon their blogs. Like many others, I found the routine of writing a regular post onerous and I have also lost interest in my topic. Blogging is a new genre with its own sub genres, literary […]
… poor health was really a gateway to a changed sense of self.
Four days ago I posted the last of twelve pieces of flash fiction on Elixir’s sister site, Concise. I enjoyed the exercise although I gleaned only a few more followers for Concise. Attracting more readers was not, however, the point of the exercise. My purpose was to (re)establish a daily writing habit. The abiding theme of […]
I don’t normally share or reblog posts but today I want to encourage you to have a look at my friend and colleague, Ben Brooker’s, new blog, Kate’s Words, and then go over to Brevity and see what they’re up to. Ben is a respected critic, essayist, playwright and author of many published short stories and […]
What do you do when you need to make a decision, settle a question, find in favour of one thing or another, resolve an issue, influence the outcome (of a contest), pronounce judgement, come to a determination or resolution? (I couldn’t decide which definition to include.) Some folk are decisive. Other folk (myself, as I demonstrated […]
Blogging Challenges, Therapeutic Writing and Feminism? That’s quite a title isn’t it? I hope it didn’t put you off, but if you’ve read this far you’re willing to read more, though you are probably wondering if I can tie it all together. First, here is a list of the things I’ve learned when I completed the […]