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Thoughtful Tuesdays: Worlds Apart

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to September's Thoughtful Tuesday page. This September has been overshadowed by the death of the Queen. Many people’s thoughts are with her and with her family; many need to take some time to reflect on her life and her passing. It’s a coincidence that I have this lovely ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Our Relationship With Words

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to June’s Thoughtful Tuesday page. Most of us think of June as the burgeoning of summer, with long hot days and plenty of sunshine. So it’s perhaps surprising I’m starting today’s page with this poem, which came through our submissions page. Although winter is fading away in our ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Mind Your Language

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to my Thoughtful Tuesday page for May. The theme for our current editions of Write On! Extra is 'Mind Your Language: Words And How We Use Them,' which is a perfect theme for a magazine for and about writers. It’s especially relevant to my Thoughtful Tuesday’s page, as ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Hodge Podge

By Eithne Cullen When I told our editor Madeleine I had a mixture of different kinds of pieces for today’s page, I was searching for a word to describe the mix: melange? eclectic? serendipity? Madeleine said she thought it sounded more like a hotch-potch, so that’s what it is. And to ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Nature Inspiring Creativity

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to March’s Thoughtful Tuesday page. Our theme for the month is Nature, Inspiring Creativity: Past, Present And Future and on today’s page, I’d like to turn the theme around and use this as a starting point to look at the nature of creativity – particularly pertinent, as it's ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: St Valentine

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to my page today. This week, you will be celebrating or not celebrating, embracing or ignoring, the feast of St Valentine. This poor Roman priest and physician - who suffered martyrdom during the persecution of Christians by the emperor Claudius II Gothicus - has become the patron ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Nonsense Poetry

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to the first ‘Thoughtful Tuesday’ page of 2022. It’s hard to believe it’s almost two years since we started the Extra pages to keep us going through what we thought might be a few weeks of lockdown. Yet here we still are, and we’re off to a ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Writing With Wonder – Keeping Memories

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to November’s Thoughtful Tuesday page. Here at Write On! we’ve been following the theme ‘Writing With Wonder: The World Through Children’s Eyes’ and I’m sharing some pieces which evoke childhood and the memories we keep from our growing-up years. The first piece is Vic Howard’s memory from Barking ...