Sunday, July 26, 2009

Writing with Balance

It is important when writing to balance it with your everyday life. It's so easy to be caught up with your writing that you iscolate yourself from family and friends. It's actually healthy to balance your work with life as it can refresh the mind. Also your family and friends like to know that your still alive.
I write a bit during the day and a little at night and sometimes just every other day as I have a young family that depend on me. My family know that writing is important to me so I try to make it all balance.
Also from what other Authors have said is keep your diet balanced. Doesn't mean to go on a diet but eat healthily as it keeps the mind fresh and not sluggish. Thats my next task to keep my body balanced and healthy.
So balance out your work load with family and eating right and reap the rewards.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Learning to Write

Making the decision to write is not taken lightly. It's a lot of hard work, commitment and sometimes frustration to pull together what is lodged in your mind. I found a great website that has been helping me with my writing and found it a wealth of information. Rob Parnell a well known Author around the world. His website 'Easy Way to Write' has courses to help you with your writing and understanding how to write in different genres. Be sure to check out his site.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Poetry - Goodbye

So we see you’re leaving,
but again we’ll see your face.
Maybe distant, maybe closer,
ere we leave this place.

I’ll return to what I was,
before I know your name.
A shadow on the borderlands
as I was when I first came.

You’ll suffer less from parting,
than those you leave behind,
For all we have is a thing to lose,
but you’ve a thing to gain.

Our cheeks will run an ocean,
our eyes will glow as coals.
And nothing but much numbing time,
will bridge the gap in our souls.

We’ll miss your speech, your voice,
your thoughts, your truths, your lies.
And the sum of human kindness,
shining deep down in your eyes.

Time rolls on quickly past us,
to stay it, we have fought
But the time of your leaving approaches,
our efforts are for naught.

I’m not glad you’re leaving,
and I dread the final hour
But I want to make the most of a bad thing,
bittersweet is better than sour.

And the pain that comes with passing,
will seep slowly from my brain.
And only the best times that we had,
will stand tall and remain.

And in the future you’ll remember,
as you gaze upon this line.
Us the specters of your past
shrouched in the mists of time.

We hope that you’ll be happy
in your where and in your when.
And we all hope that you’ll keep safe
and that we’ll meet again.

Lea Bristow Copyright © 1994 - 2009

Poetry - Meant for Me

With bated breath and quivering heart,
I doth wait for thee.
I bare a gift unto thee to impart;
the love I bare is free
I’ll bare my soul ere you depart,
I’ll strive to make you see
That it is heaven that hath made our match
that you were meant for me.

Lea Bristow Copyright © 2000 - 2009

Poetry - Dreams

Dreams are shining gold-gilt sands
That slither in between your hands,
Dreams are chords that break and fray
Dreams are the flames that light your way

Lea Bristow Copyright © 1995 - 2009
Welcome to my Blog. Here I hope to share with you some of my work, tips, reviews and some sneak peeks of my poetry and writing.

At the moment I'm working on a novel that overlaps a few genres - Romance, Horror and Supernatural. Some chapters are of mature content.

I also have a few short pieces on the go that I will upload from time to time for some reading and reviews.