Author Archives: Jude

About Jude

I retired to Tasmania where I write poetry and walk with my dog.

Spare Time Rhymes

There was a brown bear from Peru Who decided to eat a Gnu He took his salt shaker and hailed a young baker for some bread. But the Gnu, being smart, lost no time to depart, while the bear looked … Continue reading

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Learn to make mosaics

Railton Arts and Crafts, Mosaics Group Six Wednesdays  1:00-4:00pm, starting 14th May. Instructor, Judy Winchester Beginners welcome, and others wishing to improve their mosaic-making skills. Book your place in advance or drop in to have a look.  Learn about different styles of mosaic, … Continue reading

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Mosaics Workshops

If you are interested in attending a mosaics group in Railton, Tasmania, send me an email 053jude@gmail.com or come back for more information in a few days. Details should be finalised this week.

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Tasmanian Treechange

Like a seachange, but with forests. Horses over the back fence, forest walks, lots of camping grounds, excellent roads and little traffic. A wonderful sense of freedom. Have abandoned overpopulated Sydney to enjoy the peace of Northern Tasmania. Every day … Continue reading

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From Stephen King’s memoir, “On Writing”

A friend came to visit James Joyce one day and found the great man sprawled across his writing desk in a posture of utter despair. ‘James, what’s wrong?’ the friend asked. ‘Is it the work?’ Joyce indicated assent without even … Continue reading

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Writing Routine to Start the Day

I remember making a goal of posting here once a week, now I see its a year since I did. I also remember being given some excellent advice a long time ago — if you set a goal and fail … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Looking forward to 2012 with the conviction that anything is possible, even while I reprimand myself for achieving so little in 2011. Maybe I am an optimist after all. One thing I did finish this year was my Writing for the … Continue reading

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Writing for the Web Challenge: Get Out of your Comfort Zone

This past year I have done things I definitely did not want to do. Like use my real name online, and get involved in social networking. I really wanted to write fiction, and here I was wasting time on Facebook. … Continue reading

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Short Story Competition: Earth’s Future

Dream of the future and write a short story about it. I believe that human beings are capable of immense good, and it is within our power to change our past mistakes. “I think we have to design or look ahead … Continue reading

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Writing Goals: How to Achieve them

Make yourself a promise in the form of a writing goal Read on and learn how to define it for your best chance of success. You might want to write three pages a day or a thousand words every weekend. … Continue reading

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