Archive for the ‘Writer’s voice’ Category


By Linda Cull • November 22nd, 2023

I see into a pool, her face is a mirror. Venus sits by me and smiles. She goes forward and cups her hands, drinks from my spoils. I watch her drink all my tears dry. Venus is more beautiful than spring, and woman is the promise she brings.   Venus brings me a book: the answer to why. I open it to look inside and butterflies      flyRead more…


By Linda Cull • September 14th, 2023

R U OK? Sometimes, we’re not OK. But we don’t know how to say it. We don’t know who to entrust our most private self with. The earlier part of my life, from my teen years to early adulthood, was marred by intense emotions and mood fluctuations from which I thought I’d never emerge. Some of my lows were very, very low. Anxiety. Depression. Body dysmorphia. Agoraphobia. Suicidal thoughts. And,Read more…


By Linda Cull • June 23rd, 2023

This morning I received the “green light” to share one of the more remarkable experiences of my life, and well, I’ve had many. This one stands out because it involves a beloved public figure with a powerful spirit. The remarkable experience was a series of after-death communications I had with the late Heath Ledger – the actor – very soon after his passing. My firstborn son, Oliver, who was thenRead more…


By Linda Cull • November 20th, 2022

Water flows… we build a float of dreams and sit upon the float, and f l o a t      downstream. Into a valley we arrive and post our flags and chant our creeds— by an altar of peculiar perceptions. We drown the fools and swim in pools, so c o o l      upon our skin. We see in the sky, with one eye – secrets hanging by threads. SecretsRead more…


By Linda Cull • July 17th, 2022

I’m shedding skin and lizards cross my path; little lizards, rustling dried leaves and fallen bark.   Birth was a horrendous experience; I was in so much pain! Tomorrow— it will be forgotten.   Father cut the shrubs shallow. He pulled out our beloved lavender bush. My sister cried.   He cut his thumb and blood trickled all over the pavement. Everywhere, he went. A splash of blood laterRead more…


By Linda Cull • November 19th, 2021

Twelve tips for the aspiring writer this NaNoWriMo! Every story matters. Let’s start writing yours. One. Regardless of your circumstances, it’s your birthright to express yourself freely, and writing is a fabulous way to do this! Two. You don’t need talent to write – just perseverance. You need to write one word after another. Take one step, then another. Before you know it, you’ve written a paragraph, a chapter,Read more…


By Linda Cull • April 14th, 2021

Enough thought of what may be – or not be. Think not the night away in an awkward dream. Take time into your hands with urgency and sculpt it as you please, but do not sit in contemplation of that which has yet to be. Go on to live that which you have not yet seen. Take yourself into action before the next hour passes.   And for aRead more…

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