Stare into the Abyss, Uncategorized

This is a True Story. It is all true; even the lies.

I died once. In the fading light of a summer's end nine years ago; I died. I want to tell you about it. It is hard for me, for it is very personal. But I died once, and you should know that when you die there is, nothing. For an eternity in a moment there… Continue reading This is a True Story. It is all true; even the lies.

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Writer's Process

Lord, what fools these mortals be!

"The Best thing for mankind is not to be born; however, the next best thing, after being born, to die as quickly as possible." - (Aristotle) Read the words of Silenus. The satyr type deity of Greek antiquity, in two stories found in a woods by the renowned fool king Midas. In both stories the king… Continue reading Lord, what fools these mortals be!

Writer's Process

Writing my Way Out

"A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."  - (Thomas Mann.) I have used this quote before. It is something I strongly believe in and is perhaps my favourite quote. I learnt today that it was by Thomas Mann. I also learnt today that the novel I… Continue reading Writing my Way Out

Writer's Process

On Satyrs and Fauns

“I fear that we are such gods or demigods only as fauns and satyrs, the divine allied to beasts, the creatures of appetite...” (Henry David Thoreau) The classical mythological tropes  are symbols that in the past few thousand years have been utilised to obscurity. The renaissance and later Neo-Classical movement in art, particularly sculpture, saw… Continue reading On Satyrs and Fauns

Uncategorized, Writer's Process

To Publish a Post or not to Publish a Post…why is it so damn hard?

"A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people" I have written two drafts in the past few months each on different subjects and have been unable to click the "Publish" button in the top right hand corner of this page. I am not completely sure as to… Continue reading To Publish a Post or not to Publish a Post…why is it so damn hard?

Uncategorized, Writer's Process

Inspiration – Where does it come from?

The question that bugs authors the most and is perhaps the most commonly asked question of writers. 'Where do you get your ideas from?' The answer is of course, 'The Muses', the divine bodies of thought who imbue some men with a dignity of thought and perception of the lives of man and the turning of… Continue reading Inspiration – Where does it come from?