A dream for introverts

Author, course tutor and mentor Dr Elizabeth Reeder tells us about wrestling with a bear of a novel, the origins of the word ‘ceilidh’ and why online courses are a dream for introverts, ahead of her online novel writing course this autumn.

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January at Moniack – Life Unseen

Kit in the garden at Moniack Mhor

It is winter and all seems dead. The slow seep of colour has left us with hills swept in elephantine greys. Each ornate, heavyweight night drags its tail far into what daylight remains. All, in this gloom, seems dead.
But from within we watch, we wait, look closer. We have weathered this before.

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A Life Unwritten

Karen Lean was recently part of our mentoring scheme, where she worked with one of our mentors on a memoir piece she had been writing. Karen is also part of the Moniack Mhor writers group. She has kindly allowed us to share the piece here, which is followed by a…

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Blossoming at Moniack Mhor

Geoff King is a student at UHI, where he is studying for a Creative Writing degree. Geoff attended one of our courses a year or so ago, and he has written this piece about his week here and the impact it has had on his writing. Thank you, Geoff, for…

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Life in the Time of Coronavirus #17

The Moniack Mhor Writers Group, led by author Cynthia Rogerson, continue to meet remotely during 2021 while COVID-19 restrictions are ongoing. Thanks to Ian Tallach for sharing this wonderful image of the Wolf Moon, taken through his telescope on 27 January 2021, which perfectly complements his poem ‘Over the Moon’.…

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Life in the Time of Coronavirus #16

The Moniack Mhor Writers Group, led by author Cynthia Rogerson, still continue to meet remotely during 2021 while COVID-19 restrictions are ongoing. We are delighted to share these two poems by group member, Sheila Lockhart, who also provided the featured photograph. Things I didn’t know I loved after Nazim Hikmet…

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