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About josieblueowl

I live a life as healthy and well balanced as I can. I believe that is the best way to support my creativity, I'm definitely not a person who thinks you should suffer to produce good work. I walk, meditate, read, garden, cook and try to write with honesty, and to the best of my ability.

Haunted

How exciting to be a winner in a competition for my first ever piece of flash fiction. Head over to Legend Press to read my entry and the other 5 great winners. I particularly love The Doll by Shona Read. For a … Continue reading

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3 steps to being a writer

Originally posted on Writing in the House of Dreams: Creative Dreaming, Creative Writing:
I was going on tour with my three books for writers. I opened my well-travelled, old-fashioned suitcase and there they were, just the books, looking bright and…

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A Place Where I May Feed…

As writers we need places that feed our creative energy, but these places can be very different for each of us. I know people who sit in cafes, thriving off the background noise and part heard conversations of others. I … Continue reading

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Building the Writing Muscle

There may be days when it’s an incredible feat to write more than a few passable lines. Other days, for some inexplicable reason, the words flow out in a steady stream bringing a huge sensation of relief. For many years … Continue reading

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Dreamscape

I have always dreamt prolifically and have good recall. As a young girl I had three reoccurring nightmares that involved me waking at the point of gruesome death – salt water filling my lungs, flames engulfing my body or impact … Continue reading

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Packing Projects, Unpacking Joyful Effort

I’m once more in the throes of packing up a house – feels like I’ve done nothing but move or think about moving for the last five years. However, it’s good for decluttering and certainly makes you think more deeply … Continue reading

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Tall Tales – The Undying Woman

I’m very excited about a collaboration I’m involved with. One of my ‘Journey to Spirit’ short stories – Undying Woman, is being brought to life by wonderful illustrator Aaron McArdle. (Tall Tales Comic Art.) More to come on this project…  

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Writing Nature

  I’ve finished studying Creative Writing at MA level. The dissertation is handed in so just got to wait for the results… It’s always exciting to finish a long project and start thinking about how to use newly acquired skills … Continue reading

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Restoration

It’s been a while since I posted. Been crazy busy getting on with my Creative Writing MA at uni. Having plenty of meltdowns about just how hard it is to manage financially and be in education. At present, I’m having … Continue reading

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When it Comes to Writing Journals, Why Stop at One?

Originally posted on Writing in the House of Dreams: Creative Dreaming, Creative Writing:
Today, for the second in my occasional series of guest posts on journaling, I’m delighted to welcome Diane Woodrow in the House of Dreams. Diane is a writer, blogger, workshop…

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