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The Non-Writing, Writing Plan!


This evening, like all good artists working day jobs (earnings) around art, I need to have some office time. I have a list of admin tasks and tonight is the perfect time to do them. desk

I have managed to get home from work, just before 6pm, some chores are done, some R&R has been had and now I can make a half hour space before cooking tea! 🙂 See it can be done. YOU JUST NEED TO BE ORGANISED!

I am working my way back through the writing diary (what was that I said about being organised?!) Checking on each opportunity I have scribbled in there, checking where I need to submit to next and what material I am sending them. planner

I also want to spend some time learning a new poem by heart – one that if I manage, I will perform tomorrow night and will form part of my big set at the end of February!

I would like to find some time to read more 52 poems, 52now I finally wrote and posted my Week 5 prompt! Once a month Jo Bell is having a guest poet blogging the challenge. This wonderfully-adventurous-fairly-hard-to-write-delving-into-animals-souls, was brought to us by David Morley (who is a huge fan of birds!) we had to be an animal, write as that animal. An interesting challenge which led me to watch several hours of nature documentaries and has sparked off a list of inspired writing, yet to be created!

And if there is any time left between cooking, dinner, R&R and bedtime, I would also like to venture out around Blogland as I haven’t made it to other blogs for quite some time.

I have also come home to a print out of the FREE PDF 1795584_10152293663004073_449085159_n available from The Charles Causley Trust, treat yourself the 3 award winning poems are worth it – and although the are displayed online – see here – Charles Causley Winners Announced  it is nice to be able to take them to bed in paper form and be inspired! Lovely and colourful but we used a black and white printer!

Grab yours from HERE


Have a good night! What are you up to?


2013 Charles Causley Poetry Competition Winners Announced


Congratulations to Jo Bell (1st Prize), Dorothy Coventon (2nd), Simon Pomery (3rd) –and all the shortlisted poets.

You can read the winning entries on the Charles Causley Poetry Blog. You can also ‘follow’ and keep up to date with any competition news for 2014. Who knows maybe next year it could be you (or me!) 🙂


You can also listen to Jo Bell reading The Icicle Garden here on SoundCloud.

The Charles Causley Trust

The Charles Causley Trust is delighted to announce the winners of the first ever Charles Causley Poetry Competition, in aid of the continuing project to renovate the late poet’s house in Launceston, Cornwall and supporting an on-going programme of Writing Residencies and Literature events.

The competition closed in November 2013, and offered a top prize of £3000 with runners up prizes of £500 and £100. Sir Andrew Motion judged the competition and presentation to the winners by Sir Andrew was held on 28th January 2014.

• 1st Prize of £3000 was awarded to Jo Bell for ‘The Icicle Garden’

• 2nd Prize of £500 was awarded to Dorothy Coventon for ‘The River Trevillet’

• 3rd Prize of £100 was awarded to Simon Pomery for ‘Love Poem to Black Pudding’

To read the winning poems click here

Shortlisting, Sir Andrew also highly commended the following poems:

• Once in Wapping’ by

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