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Thoughtful Tuesdays: Mind The Gap

by Eithne Cullen This week, our theme of 'Mind The Gap' reminds us what a diverse bunch we are: our writing community, our neighbourhood, our city or country. It’s all part of the richness of the world we inhabit; we are not the same and do not all think and feel ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Keeping Your Head

by Eithne Cullen Tuesday Thoughts turn to Keeping Your Head this week. It’s generally accepted that, after this state of lockdown, the fear and anxiety we suffer will be with us for some time. In a recently published poll, almost three-quarters of Britons say they will be 'very nervous' about leaving ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: The New Normal

by Eithne Cullen Maya Angelou said: "If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." We’ve been tested to adapt to a way of life we’ve never known before. What’s passing for normal these days is very different from what we’re used to, and ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Keep Calm And..?

by Eithne Cullen I’m excited to be editing this page on this 21st April, just two days before we celebrate |the birth of William Shakespeare. (Some argue and say the records say his baptism was 23rd April, so there’s a little dispute, but most of us celebrate this day). I’d like ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Telling The Grandchildren…

by Eithne Cullen Today we’re reflecting on what we’re going to tell our children and grandchildren when this is all over. I suppose, like me, you’ve been getting lots of funny cartoons and videos from your friends to cheer and amuse. It’s a great way of lightening the mood and keeping ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Coming Together

by Eithne Cullen The theme for this week’s Extra pages is We Need You! and it’s all about coming together.   There’s no better time to reflect on the ways people are getting together to make the best use of our time in isolation or lock-down. All kinds of organisations are offering daily ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Spring

by Eithne Cullen "You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming”  Pablo Neruda   Tuesday’s page is all about finding inspiration in words and thoughts and mindfulness. This weeks’ Write On! Extra theme is  From Head in the Clouds to Feet on the Ground, so to kick-start this very first Thoughtful Tuesday, I am using the reality of Spring and the new life ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays

In times of crisis it is important to have leadership of all kinds. Many people look to gaining spiritual strength from their faith, while others look to mindfulness and meditation practices. We have created Thoughtful Tuesday's as part of Write On! Extra to create leadership and hope to see us through the ...

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update 27 May 2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus Statement Updated 27 May 2020 Pen to Print is monitoring the latest guidance and will update you as soon as possible should the advice change. Currently we are not planning to hold any face to face events and classes. We are moving all our activity online for the foreseeable future. Our physical ...

As A… Writer: Tony Ballantyne

This week, Write On! interviews author Tony Ballantyne. Tony is the author of the Penrose, Recursion and Dream series of novels as well as many acclaimed short stories that have appeared in magazines and anthologies around the world. He has been nominated for the BSFA and Philip K Dick awards. WO: How ...