Words Fail Me.

I’ve been trying to write an update of where I currently am creatively for over a week. Literally, the words have failed me. I’ve struggled to even write a handful of words. I’ve reflected upon the reasons for my sudden wordly-mutism. The closest reason I can come to is that it is like having anotherContinue reading “Words Fail Me.”

Creativity Update.

I have taken once again to writing my reflections upon a verse of the Bible each week day. As always I write what I most need to hear and do. I am conscious of more focus on individual words in this phase of writing than before. Then the whole verse was in consideration. Now itContinue reading “Creativity Update.”

Daily Verse – 1 Corinthians 13:13

I have chosen the Message version today because I absolutely love Peterson’s exhortation to ‘Trust steadily in God’. The Greek Interlinear tells us that this first of three behaviours for us is ‘faith’. The word is pistis, which is used 36 times in the N.T. and always of an active faith: e.g., your faith hasContinue reading “Daily Verse – 1 Corinthians 13:13”

The Way After – Day #5

After the shock of the first day out of St. Jean and into Navarre, the second day’s walk is a respectable 22.3km, but mostly downwards in direction. As with life, difficulties seems to rise steeply before you and behind one peak, another comes into view, so level or downward routes are never truly that. HiddenContinue reading “The Way After – Day #5”

The Way After – Day #4

Traditionally, any pilgrimage route began from your front door step. Today the most common starting point for El Camino de Santiago begins across the Spanish border in the French town of St. Jean Pied de Port. St. Jean is the historic capital of the Basque Country which encompasses land and communities on both sides ofContinue reading “The Way After – Day #4”

Embracing the Void.

This is another post from the Archive. I’ve hit a point in my current working project where I’ve had to take stock of what is there and what isn’t there in the story so far. This post came to mind as a guide for me as I am reviewing the almost 80,000 words I’ve alreadyContinue reading “Embracing the Void.”

From the Archives – Write Like the Mechanical Hound is After You!

Audi Version on HerbieWriter.Podbean.com Another previous post, which seemed right to put out again after the last one on Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451. This post concentrates on the writing of the original story from which the book developed. Okay, so Ray Bradbury didn’t say directly to ‘write like the Mechanical Hound is after you’,Continue reading “From the Archives – Write Like the Mechanical Hound is After You!”

Taking a Break.

If you choose to take a break, have you broken your habit? I’ve written just over 63,000 words in the last 7 weeks, with the aim of writing at least 1,000 words a day. I established the habit I wanted of writing a minimum of 1,000 words a day. Then two days ago, I stoppedContinue reading “Taking a Break.”

Improving Your Character(s)!

It is difficult in these days of movies and tv series not to associate actors with the fictional people they portray. Or is it the other way around? An honest actor will tell you that if the writing is good then they just say the lines. Which is them being very generous. Their art isContinue reading “Improving Your Character(s)!”