About Treefall Writing
Welcome to Treefall Writing.
The title of this blog comes partly from the philosophical question (and a line from Bruce Cockburn’s famous song) about whether a tree falling in the forest makes any sound if nobody’s there to hear it. But there’s also a term in forest ecology called the treefall gap. A treefall gap is an opening in the forest caused by the death of a large tree, creating space for other plants and trees to flourish.
Much of what we see on the news or read online describes how badly we treat each other and the planet, glamorises the lives of criminals and makes heroes out of celebrities and sports stars, only to tear them down when they prove to be merely human after all.
But many ordinary people have extraordinary stories to tell, and we need to create space for them to flourish – to create space for stories that matter.
It’s a big part of why I started this blog. I am passionate about telling ‘invisible’ stories and empowering others to find their voice.
So, whether you are on a writing journey, or simply a life journey, I hope you will find the answers and support you need, and the courage to create space for your story.
Because your story matters.