Forget the Rules and Create!

September 5, 2014 by  
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It is my pleasure to introduce Louise Watson to our pages today. Please do make Louise welcome – more about her below. ‘Everyone will laugh at me.’ ‘I haven’t got the talent.’ ‘I won’t be any good.’ Just some of the excuses I’ve heard for not taking up a creative activity. Fears over whether other […]

Son

August 25, 2014 by  
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Today we welcome back Clara Ray Rusinek Klein with her second moving microfiction piece – with deep resonant joy. More about Clara below.     Your head’s crown emerges as she white-knuckles my hand, sweat beading. I grasp your tether, snip. Your cries loft upward, tiny stream staining my shirt. Behind the surgical mask, I […]

Homecoming

August 12, 2014 by  
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I am thrilled to welcome Clara Ray Rusinek Klein to The Calm Space today, with a micro-fiction piece, her sweet reminder of joy. More about Clara below.   Lowering his bag, Eisenstein stares into the doorway, snowflakes accumulating around his boots. “I’m ho-ome!” “Daddy?” Eisenstein blinks. A tiny face peeks out. Pajama feet pad forward. […]

Opportunity: the Start of a New Page

January 25, 2011 by  
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Opportunity: the Start of a New Page I think it’s as timely and relevant in January 2011 as it was when Joanna Paterson (then Joanna Young) penned it, back in January 2008. What do you think? During January we are burrowing through our extensive archives and bringing the gems we find into the light. Please […]

The Need to Create

January 11, 2010 by  
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I’m thrilled to share a very special story with all readers of The Calm Space! This short story was written by Emma Newman, exclusively for Em’s Short Story Club in December 2009. The story was inspired by the phrase “…but the recipe was very specific… 67 minutes…” that I submitted as a member of her […]

5 Ways to Dance with Your Words

February 2, 2009 by  
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Put on your shoes. Tune in to the rhythm of the music. Smile. Then come dance a while with Joanna as she leads us a merry writing jig…

How To Set Your Readers Free

January 5, 2009 by  
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Words can change the state of those reading them: moving them from where they are to where they want to be… or to a place they’ve never yet dared…

7 Ways To Write Gracefully

December 1, 2008 by  
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This month, Joanna takes some delightful, innovative writing lessons from the graceful dance of a ballerina…

Finding Your Writing Way Home

November 3, 2008 by  
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“We’re all meaning making creatures: trying to make sense of our experience, trying to make a reality of our hopes and dreams, trying to work out who we are. Trying to find our way back home.” Join Joanna as she shares what the Writing Space means to her on a trip down memory lane…

Are You Ready For a Blogging Adventure?

October 1, 2008 by  
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Do you want to let your words soar?

Then maybe it’s time to cut the ropes and fly off into the wild, colourful adventure of blogging…

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