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  • Commitment / Engagement

    03 août 2009 ( #Ecriture )

    Today I commit to myself to explore the writer in me as consistently and thoroughly as possible. I commit to writing on this blog every day, as long as I have an internet connection available. I commit to make a writing practice out of this. I commit...

  • The most horrible blog post ever? / Le plus horrible message blogué?

    03 août 2009 ( #Ecriture )

    I just read this article: http://www.copyblogger.com/horrible-blog-post/ I was just thinking: Dammit. I am just starting a writing blog, and I already don't know what to write about. After reading the article, I decided to give it a go, and see what comes...

  • Basic rules for this blog / Règles de base pour ce blog

    04 août 2009 ( #Ecriture )

    Today I am wondering if I will continue to write the same thing in French and in English on this blog. It feels like I am writing in English, and then translating into French, and that doesn't feel so good. So either I am going to take poetic licence...

  • Theme: chocolate / chocolat

    04 août 2009 ( #Ecriture )

    Here is the first theme I choose to practice on. The rules of the writing practice are as follows: I give myself 10 minutes in each language to write anything that comes. No editing, no stopping, no re-reading. So the first theme is chocolate. She woke...

  • Random themes / thèmes au hasard

    06 août 2009 ( #Ecriture )

    Bon ben hier, pas de connection internet donc pas de blog. Aujourd'hui je commence en français, histoire de voir la différence. Fragment de miroir brisé Elle me regarde l'air étonné. Qu'est-ce que j'ai bien pu faire ou dire? Rapidement sa moue change...

  • Fairy tales / Contes

    07 août 2009 ( #Ecriture )

    Un début de conte Il était une fois dans un beau pays plein de sourires, un grand, très grand dragon. Ce dragon était très très seul et malheureux parce que tous les preux chevaliers du royaume avaient tué ses congénères, et il était resté seul. Il commençait...

  • Slam

    10 août 2009 ( #Ecriture )

    A pain grabs me in the chest Anxiety Scared that I might not Once again Be good enough Be loveable My throat is tight Stomach tensed Words can't get out of my mouth Stuck Listening to soft music Does not appease me Old demons In new situations I'd like...

  • Puy en Velay: Impressions

    13 août 2009 ( #Ecriture )

    A pilgrim He stoops a little, looking tired. His big rucksack seems to be weighing him down. He is on the path to St James, too late in the evening to be leaving town. He looks lost, old and smaller than he is. I don't know where he is from. I just know...

  • Photos

    14 août 2009 ( #Ecriture )

    Elle monte l'escalier. Une marche après l'autre. Elle fait bien attention de ne pas faire craquer la neuvième marche. Elle craquait très fort à l'époque. Puis elle redescend, et la fait craquer, exprès. C'est bien le même son qu'autrefois. Elle esquisse...

  • Un écrivain / a writer

    26 août 2009 ( #Ecriture )

    Le réveil sonne. 7h30 déjà. Elle arrête la sonnerie d'un geste las et tâtonnant. Elle s'extirpe du lit assez péniblement, un oeil encore fermé comme s'il voulait s'accrocher au sommeil encore un peu, s'enroule dans sa robe de chambre, et se traine jusqu'à...

  • Peace / Paix

    04 octobre 2009 ( #Ecriture )

    OK I haven't been writing here in ages. I tried, but hey. I just didn't do it. So now I am back. With a piece on peace. How adequate. I wake up. A big knot in my throat. Unable to say why, or what that thing is about. I can only say that I have been waking...

  • L'angoisse de la page blanche / Writer's block

    19 novembre 2009 ( #Ecriture )

    Bon je m'excuse même plus de pas avoir écrit depuis une éternité... Au bout du compte c'est moi qui en pâtis... J'ai du mal à écrire, d'accord. Alors écrivons. L'angoisse de la page blanche. Je me réveille. Il est tard. Trop tard pour tout ce que j'ai...

  • Les voisins / Neighbors

    21 novembre 2009 ( #Ecriture )

    J'ai des voisins. Ca fait un peu plus d'un mois qu'ils se sont installés dans l'appartement à côté du mien. Un couple de quadra un peu beauf, une caricature des Bidochons, sauf qu'il y a même pas Kader pour rattraper le niveau. Par contre niveau chiens,...

  • RIP computer... Repose en paix ordinateur...

    30 novembre 2009 ( #Ecriture )

    This morning I did the thing I do every morning. I plugged in, and switched on my laptop. I know it takes a while to fully turn on, so I went and did other things expecting the PC to be fully on by the time I cama back to it. Except it wasn't on at all....

  • Back to work! Au boulot!

    14 janvier 2010 ( #Ecriture )

    As I woke up, it hit me. I wanted to get back to work. Not that I wasn't working as such. Rather, I had let work slip away from my mind, as I was busy mostly with love... So I was still taking care of my few customers, but wasn't really in a state of...

  • Entrance / Entrée

    17 janvier 2010 ( #Ecriture )

    When she entered the room, everyone turned around to look at her, and stopped talking. She wondered what was going on. Was there some dirt on her face? Had she forgotten to comb her hair? Was she wearing pajamas or slippers by mistake? It felt like one...

  • Words with double meaning: Lie / mots à double sens: épuisé

    18 janvier 2010 ( #Ecriture )

    Today I decided to explore double meaning words. In English and in French. It was fun!!!! "Are you lying again?" The little girl lowered her head and looked down on the floor right before her feet. She mumbled something while moving the tip of her foot...

  • Memories / Souvenirs

    19 janvier 2010 ( #Ecriture )

    I started yesterday to do the exercises of the book "Room to write" by Bonni Goldberg (I remember buying that book thinking it was one of Natalie Goldberg's book, and being surprised at how different the style was. Of course!! It wasn't Natalie Goldberg's...

  • I don't remember / je ne me souviens pas

    20 janvier 2010 ( #Ecriture )

    To continue with the Room to Write exercises, today is: I don't remember. I don't remember what most people are wearing, even if I spend the whole day with them. I just don't seem to pay attention to that. I don't remember what age I was when I got my...

  • First words

    21 janvier 2010 ( #Ecriture )

    The first words that shook me were the name of a flower in English. Now English is not my first language, you have understood it. But my mum was an English teacher and one beautiful spring morning when I was maybe 4 or 5 years old, I pointed a blue flower...

  • Form / Forme

    22 janvier 2010 ( #Ecriture )

    Today's exercise is about form. What form will my writing take. So I'll try a few things... She smiles Shiny diamonds Sharp Like crocodile teeth Makes me cringe Too bright Too sharp I need softness When she opened her mouth, I blinked unvoluntarily. Her...

  • New perspective / Nouvelle perspective

    25 janvier 2010 ( #Ecriture )

    I took a two day break to prepare and deliver my law of attraction workshop yesterday. I am back with a longer practice today: Write a story we all know from the perspective of one of the secondary characters. To write in English, I chose little red riding...

  • Tiredness / fatigue

    26 janvier 2010 ( #Ecriture )

    Tonight I am exhausted. Almost just switched off my PC without writing. And then I thought why not write about tiredness? My eyes are stinging I want to go Sleep Rest Til day comes And more And more I want to forget What is left to do What is left to...

  • Game / Jeux

    27 janvier 2010 ( #Ecriture )

    Game Game can be eaten and played. It's pretty delicious with cranberry sauce. And potatoes. It is also a lot of fun. Playing with a kid is fun. She runs around, tries to catch my attention, then hides out, tells me what to do and what not to do in a...

  • Festival

    28 janvier 2010 ( #Ecriture )

    Today was the first day of the comic festival in Angoulême. People walking and strolling under the penetrating drizzle, going from one bubble to the next, smiling, chatting, watching. There is something in the atmosphere of the city that changes with...

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