Creativity's Workshop

I’ve had a pretty rubbish week healthwise, so I’m not yet ready to release my new e-book. It’s still in the works and will be appearing soon. In the meantime I’ve got plenty of other stuff to share.

Pinterest has taken the world by storm and it’s an addictive way to spend your time online.

As writers, we try not to allow too many distractions keep us from the page, but there are days (like I’ve had this week) when the page is not our friend.

We need some fresh inspiration to keep us and our Creativity going. Pinterest offers plenty of opportunities if you know what you’re looking for.

Many people use Pinterest to find great writing quotes, but that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Here are three Pinterest boards I’ve put together to get you writing again.

Pinterest-Visual-Writing-PromptsVisual Writing Prompts

We’re all familiar with writing prompts…

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A sum of her parts

im lost 27kgs lighter

im technically half way through carving through my rock…
6 months ago my sister and i decided to get healthy. we are on that journey still. im not meant to call it a diet, its a “lifestyle” change… its a diet. we are on the 12 WBT. its great, a little bland after a while but still im getting results. so far i have lost 27kgs… i want to be 65kgs so i have 25 give or take a few kgs to lose. I’m so blessed because i haven’t had one day where i said, that’s it im giving up… that doesn’t mean i haven’t had bad days… I’ve had some shockers. but i held in there. im holing on. some weeks i hardly lose anything, and 2 of the weeks i even pained. but i stuck it out and pushed even harder through the giant rock that i need…

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The ferry crossing over the Chhimtuipui river at Darzo Kai aka Tuipui D is magnificent because… it is magnificent. I have no words. Look at the pictures. The photographs don’t lie.

It is one of the few ferry crossings left in Mizoram. Phawngpui visitors, this is on your way if you are traveling to Sangau from Aizawl.

The ferry is operated by Border Roads Organisation. It functions between 9am to 4am, Monday to Saturday. It is closed for about three months in monsoon during which the only other crossing is at Kawlchaw where a bridge was opened in 2000.

The ferry can take four Tata Sumos at a time. The engine of the ferry is rather strange looking. I just see one lever.

darzo kai, tuipui d

darzo kai, tuipui d

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The Word Songs


You don’t fall in love like you fall in a hole. You fall like falling through space. It’s like you jump off your own private planet to visit someone else’s planet. And when you get there it all looks different: the flowers, the animals, the colours people wear. It is a big surprise falling in love because you thought you had everything just right on your own planet, and that was true, in a way, but then somebody signalled to you across space and the only way you could visit was to take a giant jump. Away you go, falling into someone else’s orbit and after a while you might decide to pull your two planets together and call it home. And you can bring your dog. Or your cat. Your goldfish, hamster, collection of stones, all your odd socks. (The ones you lost, including the holes, are on the…

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The Word Songs



Toska / (noun) /ˈtō-skə/

Russian word roughly translated as sadness, melancholia, lugubriousness.

No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness.At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.

Vladimir Nabokov, cited in A Field Guide to Melancholy by Jacky Bowring

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The Word Songs


Most of the world’s greatest literature, and the most memorable words have one thing in common – love. Love of a person, a child, a dream, a goal. It is the trigger for the creation of the most beautiful language we have had the privilege to read.

We ask you now, to write your words of love. For the month of February, WordSongs will publish your love letters. To a husband, a girlfriend, a sister, a nephew, a mother, a cousin, a best friend. To rain, to dreams, to the woman you glimpsed at the station last Tuesday. To the guitar you’re saving for, to the fiction shelves at Landmark, to the boy with the gentle brown eyes.

Write them, send them to us at, and together we will pay homage to love.

If you wish your letters to be anonymous, tell us. If you want them published on a…

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