So, in the last post – in vino veritas – I was whining and whingeing on about the neverending nothingness and nonoccurrences of the coronavirus lockdown and bemoaning my own lack of life and liberty (never mind the chance to pursue any happiness).
Then I ended up finding a bright sunrise at the bottom of a wineglass. And that got me thinking…
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It was grey and bleak when I went for an early walk this morning. Not wet, not even drizzly, but not dry, either. I’d expected to find mist or fog, but there was nothing worth mentioning. Despite the fact that it was the right time, the sun didn’t seem to rise; the sky just gradually shifted from gunmetal grey to stone to ash.
Unsurprisingly, the photos I took were also mostly grey and unremarkable.
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I’ve just published a new creative writing course on the Udemy platform: Inspirations for Creative Writing provides a range of practical activities, ideas and prompts for poets and other writers. The course has around 90 minutes of video classes, with a range of activities and examples to download. It’s the fifth course I’ve published on the site and I’m proud that The Essential Poet’s Toolbox for Readers & Writers, which has been online for a couple of years, is a bestseller.
One of the things that the Udemy platform does for instructors is provide automatic captioning for the videos; but although this is a useful service, it isn’t by any means a perfect system.
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