If there's a chance for something to get out, it does.
by Giovanna McKenna
The curious observation of the morning was the list of obstructions to writing that might be considered "successful" ... and I am heartened to discover that we perceive that success to be more than publishing or praise... that these writers KNOW when it's a good piece. As writers we can be hindered by criticism, cruelty, self censorship, mental health compromises or just plain lack of time.
There's a random rhododendron since they're pretty stunning at the moment. Our inspiration for writing this morning came from the breathtaking poetry of Kenneth Steven: Island
the sun never died completely in the night
And if lockdown is getting to you, take an audio trip to the islands of the west of Scotland by listening to a five part series from BBC Radio 3's Essay series:
Thanks to a piece of funding from Foundation Scotland we have an 8 week project starting on Friday 26th June - click the link above for more information.