Blogging your book

Some authors wait until they have finished their manuscript before editing. However, Julieann, one of our emerging writers, is working her way through her book with regular sessions. Each week she meets with SSOA Editor, Maria Issaris, and together they edit and discuss the sections that have been written.

Writing of the Week Curious leaf design

Writing of the Week Curious leaf design

Writing of the Week Curious leaf design Crop circles, snowflakes and the exactitude of this one leaf with its perfect lines ... I went to a spiritual workshop some time ago. A whole day of being with a group of really diverse people (I know one shouldn’t qualify diverse - but really in this circumstance it calls for it - we were all from different …

Poets Perform for the Lady

Poets Perform for the Lady

Poets Perform for The Lady and the Unicorn  Watching performance poets is always a textural experience – words, flow, sound, movement. It’s such an energising process that being in the audience is a far from passive experience; a bit like REM sleep. But watching poets perform modern thoughts and words in front of the overpoweringly […]

A Desk of Your Own

A Desk of Your Own

A Desk of Your Own Let her speak her mind and leave out half that she now puts in ... VW Then the penny dropped. I had been struggling with my writing. Not with the flow - the flow was, thank god, coming in thick and fast. But the pace of it and my surroundings clashed. Working at the kitchen table had seemed like a great idea - and suits my vision …

Sex Writing of the Week

Sex Writing of the Week

Sex. Lately it has been about sex. I sat at a high tea on the weekend - my sisters birthday - a sister I don’t see very often, who had invited the whole cavalcade of cousins within our family, all females, and provided us with a blistering view of the harbour, the beauty and activity of which clustered outside the huge glass plate windows for us to …