Mind over Matter

As I sit in my small office in a suburb of Melbourne, I think back to my nine days of solitary writing time at Lorne. While I was there, I could feel the space inside my head expanding with each day until, in the end it was as if I had a huge head like one of the aliens from the movie ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’. Without the interruptions and distractions of daily life, my thoughts were given their freedom to fly. I wonder what would have happened if I had stayed there for six months. Would I have ended up being pure mind?

2 thoughts on “Mind over Matter

  1. Hi Gabrielle,

    just want to say thanks for the writing tips. I have just started a blog so I can start writing and have what I’ve written ‘published’ as often as I post. I love reading and have always been fascinated by words. I don’t know if I’ll become a serious writer, however I am enjoying blog posting for now.

    cheers and thanks

    1. It’s very satisfying writing a blog. I think it helps to hone in on your thoughts and find out what is really important to you.
      I’m glad the writing tips helped.
      I never thought that I would be a serious writer until a teacher in a writing class said that I could be. Sometimes it just takes someone who you respect to say the right thing.
      After that I had many rejections but that same writing teacher kept encouraging me to send the novel out again and again. It worked.

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