Monthly Archives: December 2020
Playing with words.
When writing I love to play with words. I always loved how the great, late Ronnie Barker could come up some of the best jokes by just playing with words and their meanings. There is nothing better than the famous ‘Four Candles’ sketch with Ronnie Corbert; ‘handles for forks’. He also said ” I wouldContinue reading “Playing with words.”
Creative writing and frustration.
Not many people are happy with the first draft. The first version of my Master’s thesis was so bad and in such juvenile language, that I just deleted it totally and started again from scratch. The second version had about 3 revisions before submission – it passed first time. With creative writing I still startContinue reading “Creative writing and frustration.”
Overcoming Procrastination – get into the flow!!
The Art of Rapid Problem Solving When you think of problem solving, what comes to mind? For most of is it will probably be someone sitting at a desk, scratching their head and chewing a pencil. That is to say that we normally think of problems as things that we do slowly over time andContinue reading “Overcoming Procrastination – get into the flow!!”
Creativity, Mindfulness and Daydreaming
In Defense of the ‘Constant Chatter’ Mindfulness, presence, flow states and meditation are all popular concepts right now. In an age where we are constantly stressed, constantly distracted and always being pulled from one thing to another, the idea of calming the mind and being able to rise above the constant chatter is very appealing.Continue reading “Creativity, Mindfulness and Daydreaming”
Common Roadblocks to Getting into Creative Flow
You know the feeling. There’s a deadline looming, and your mind has gone completely blank. Nothing, nada. It’s like your brain has frozen. Luckily the latest research shows us the most common roadblocks to creativity, and how to move past them and get on with the job. Fear of failure Most people are afraid ofContinue reading “Common Roadblocks to Getting into Creative Flow”
I have decided to change my approach to this blog. I’ve had a lifetime of creative writing, from short stories and poems in School and University magazines, to self publishing on Amazon; helping with scripts for school plays in my teaching career; to workshops as a student and as a tutor. Professionally, I teach MathematicsContinue reading “Creative writing”
Do you need those toes?
Mr. Williams sits on a grassy bank, Thinking that life is a load of wank, Then turns to his wife and says I’ll be Frank; If I was tree I would soon be a plank. Do you need those toes Mr. Williams? Mr. Williams sits alone at home, Thinking he’d rather be in Rome, PlayingContinue reading “Do you need those toes?”
I ignored it this year.