Category Archives: Heart and soul

Top Boy, Social Dramas and creating role models for young people

I was at a Phase One event on Friday, meeting with some like – minded, ambitious, socially conscious, yet friendly group of people. It was a networking event so there was loads of time to eat and get to know … Continue reading

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The fame scandal: honorable recognition verses chasing the next wave.

Please forgive my melodramatic headings! What I am talking about today is the aim of being famous verses the aim of simply being the best at your art. By best I mean the most forward thinking, creative boundary pushing artist … Continue reading

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Creative exploration verses degenerate deception – Is there a distinction?

Deception verses creative exploration – is there a distinction? I love a good political play. Absolutely adore anything that gets my social conscience jumping. I love to read a book or walk out of play thinking … man this world … Continue reading

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How far do you go for creativity? Can it ever be too far?

For the past year I have been at the drawing board. Have closed myself off from uploading new material and taken timeout to observe.   Now I understand that being ‘in the know’, understanding and having and appreciation for the … Continue reading

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Individual lives, extraordinary stories

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My book trailer is here!! “The story behind ‘Finding Me’ – Nissi Mutale.”

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The Artist: poet vs craftsman

There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman. – Emile Zola. I am often asked how I started writing, why I write poetry and if I think … Continue reading

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Writing and self: Will I ever completely know myself?

According to Scottish philosopher David Hume, man could only have a limited knowledge of himself. I came across this theory whilst looking over some of my old university notes and began to think about my writing. I write to get … Continue reading

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Writing the dream novel!

I have just read the following post (http://maasmith7.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/giving-up-on-dreams/) by Maggie about dreaming and goal setting. Maggie contemplates the idea of giving up on dreams and questions if there is ever times when it may be more healthy to leave a … Continue reading

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Reading to heal

Following on from my last post where I discussed the need to write in order to bring “the axe to the frozen sea inside”, Kafka’s words also resonated with me in terms of what the act of reading can do. … Continue reading

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