Savvily-Serious Poem – Lift Lines

Inspired by the words of Christina Henry, in her novel, ‘The Girl in Red’: ‘.. a cloak made of tired that pressed down on her shoulders and made her neck droop.’ (p.32) And by my memory of  lamp I once owned, in the shape of a lady wearing a crinoline dress – a lady whose undergarments…

Savvy Tips – Steal A Style

Keen to be a writer? But lacking in self-confidence?   Has anything changed since your schooldays. Think back! Were you scared in case the teacher thought your work was rubbish? Did you hedge your bets and borrow your ideas from the teacher’s pet – the one seated next to you? Time to dip your toes…

Perfection: A Ramble

Inspired by five random words found in in Issue 67 of ‘mslexia’. The random words being: installed, perfection, inherent, decent and interactive.   Interested in being active in an interactive sort of a way, I exercise my gouty foot by shifting it to avoid it being rolled over by the wheels of my office chair….

Freshsense: Creative Writing Tips

Need to be gather up your thoughts, before you can start writing? Hindered by having no thoughts to gather up? This is not a hindrance at all. Look around you! There are plenty of people out there, who do have thoughts, and the thoughts are there for the gathering! All you need to do is…

The Book of Thunks: Book Review

*Disclosure:  I only review books that I have selected for my own enjoyment, and the views expressed are, therefore, even if a little batty, completely genuine. You need to be aware, though, that this review has an affiliate link, meaning that if you click through to Amazon, via the book’s image, and choose to make…

Savvy Writing Tips – Grab a Word!

Stuck for something to write about? Grab a word – any word! Any word from anywhere! Grab it, attach it to screen or paper and go for it! Easy! Grab your word, e.g. take ‘stuck’, the first word in this post.  Take ownership of the word.  Water it and allow the word to grow!  Whilst…

Thought Buds

Is a thought that comes from a line of thought written by another poet, a thought at all that can be called a thought of my own, or is it simply a thread pulled from a coat of other people’s multicoloured thoughts? Is it a frayed thread, a thread that is really a twig sprouting…

Lounge in Foliage

‘Floorboards in a Cafe’ by Jay Cool Green nail end. Paint splattered onto wood. Trees in foliage remembering life. Copyright owned by Jay Cool, September 2018