Friday, 8 May 2015

Keeping part of the 'finish' mantra

I've had a few moments to unearth some early writing, to either recycle it physically or to recycle it into a new more vibrant poem, picking the best bits out for restoration.

The computer paper on the left is very old and the handwritten poem is born over a couple of days and using the workable lines from the old.

Of course it is a farm and childhood poem and will let it settle before I type up and send away.

On the good news front and I desperately need some of that lately, my poem 'Magical Moment' a direct result of this salvage and re-write program was published in this month's school Magazine.

Magical indeed!

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

It's Here!!!

After lots of brainstorming, writing, editing, piecing together the blog tour for 'Celebrating Australia'
a year in poetry' is finally here.

Check out the sites for revealing information on poetry!

And an extra treat as each poet shares a poem modelled on one of mine!!!

Celebrating Australia, a year in poetry’ Lorraine Marwood Published by Walker books    BLOG TOUR

2nd March  Jackie Hosking:  Topic:  What makes a good poem ( according to LM)

3rd March  Kathryn Apel: Topic: Bringing a poetry collection together

4th March   Rebecca   Topic: Researching  for poetry writing

5th March   Claire Saxby: Topic: Inside this collection

6th March  Janeen Brian: Topic: How you create for the creators: how you create ideas to excite children and adults to write poems of their own.

9th March  Alphabet Soup ;  Topic:  Writing a class poem- the results!

How grateful I am for writing friends!  Thank you Jackie, Kathryn, Rebecca, Claire and Janeen.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

A blog tour coming

Next week some dear writing friends will be helping to launch my new book!

I'll post over the weekend with the websites and dates.

So it's kept me very busy writing blog posts about all kinds of processes and even defining what makes a good poem according to me!

I also need to craft and found some amazing old patterns in an op shop recently.

I like to be creative on all levels.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

So it's a 'Finish' word for this year...

I've seen a few blog posts at the start of the New Year all about focusing on one word and for me when I reviewed where I am with my writing and other creative passions, I realised that my word is to 'Finish'.  To actually cross that finishing line and say I completed that story, that sewing project, pushed that idea to its final conclusion...

So the tally so far is an historical novel completed and yesterday submitted to my publisher, working on a fantasy novel I started um... three or four years ago, but this is a hard slog.  As a poet my work is mainly short and succinct, so turning to a work that requires 30,000 and 40,000 words is a major test.
Wish me well.

As well my first Aussie Nibble has been translated into Chinese and I am beginning the publicity for my new book.

Here is a link to a post I wrote about the back story to 'Celebrating Australia, a year in poetry.'
Always good to reflect on the journey and know that through many twists, turns, roadworks and detours a finish line is acheivable.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Hello to a new creative year.  I have been slow in blogging in 2014, lucky every new year brings opportunity to make resolutions.

My new book is out now 'Celebrating Australia, a year in poetry' has taken a long time and much writing to finally make its appearance.

I was part of a blog post recently where I wrote about a bit of back story to the book.   It can be found here.  Thanks Rebecca for promoting and loving all things poetic.

I promise to blog more about what happens in a writer's life soon.