Losing my blogging virginity!

AlisonI’m Alison Clark.  I’ve been an actual virgin, an IKEA virgin, a recycled virgin and a blog virgin and I’m delighted to announce I’ve lost them all!  So here I am shaking out my butterfly wings and preparing to fly.  I haven’t read the manual – just making the maiden flight and hoping for a soft landing.   

This blog is about writing -and yes, I do plan to publicise my work, but I’m also keen to share my experience of writing (and reading) with those of you out there who craft and graft with words. 

Where am I?  On the Isle of Bute in the Clyde estuary, Scotland.

I’m going to leave it at that for now except to invite you to view my website www.wordsinaction.net  The monthly newsletter* of WORDS in ACTION will continue to major on the business stuff (I run a consultancy in personal and team development – coaching, facilitating and writing).  The blog will focus purely on writing – as the title says ‘words words words’ (thank you Shakespeare!)

Writing Tip

Don’t start at the beginning; start in the middle, right where you are with what’s at the tip of your pen – or your fingers.  Wondering how to start freezes you – starting frees you!

 Best wishes,


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4 Responses to “Losing my blogging virginity!”

  1. 1 chris May 3, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    Welcome, brave virgin! And very nice too, if I may say so….

    I shall add you to my blogroll when I return from doing my civic duty, but in the meantime I shall see if I can subscribe to your feed. A bientot!

  2. 2 abf May 4, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    Is “blogging” descriptive or expletive?
    And why not start at the beginning? It’s a very good place to start for a dear, a female dear, who is also a ray of golden sun!
    I think I’d better go fah – a long, long way to run!

  3. 3 alisonwriting May 9, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    Thank you both for joining in the wordplay!

  4. 4 Joan Lyon June 7, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    Just looking! Congratulations on your entry to the blog world – hope the landing has been soft.

    My “words” usually do start in the middle, but in the middle of a blank page with a fluffy cloud round them. I am a user of mind maps in the hope that when I speak my words (which I need to do on a frequent basis) I don’t need to actually read them all but the pictures on my map give me the words to say as I describe what I see in front of me. That’s the hope anyway! Maybe I should take up drawing instead!

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