I’ve always enjoyed writing and have always wanted to do something worth while with my writing. But I’ve quite a way to go to get to the publishing stage.
Though I’ve been experimenting on and off with writing since I was a teenager, I’ve still got much to learn. Therefore I continue to practice, both in Welsh and English, trying out different forms and genres, slowly finding my voice and trying to become better accomplished at the craft.
So my blog is random. It’s bilingual and contains an array of different styles of writing, some better than other and some quite raw I’m afraid.
What I need right now is constructive criticism, especially from those with experience of writing themselves, or even those with experience of editing and publishing. But also from a wider audience.
Positive or negative, any constructive criticism will help. This is the year I take this writing business seriously and try to take it to the next level.
I was lucky enough to attend a course at the North Wales writing centre, Ty Newydd in Llanystumdwy last year. It was an inspiring and encouraging time and an honour to be there.
My sister in law (brother’s wife) worked at Ty Newydd for 11 years, and it was she who arranged for me to attend the course last September. Olwen had a huge passion for Welsh literature and culture and loved writing herself, though didn’t have the confidence to do anything with it so no one, except my brother, saw her writing.
Unfortunately, my sister in law, Olwen, passed away suddenly two days after Christmas, following a short illness. It was a huge shock - she was a good friend, quiet and gentle, a devoted mother and wife.
I’ve spent a lot of time reevaluating my life following her loss, and in honour of her passion, enthusiasm and encouragement, I’ve decided that this is the year I must tackle this craft and see where it takes me.
But in order to do this, I need to put myself out there and face the audience. So I would love if you could help me in some way to improve myself, by reading and telling me how I’m doing.
Diolch yn fawr iawn to you in advance.
Here’s the link to my blog…