Rainy Days

The last few weeks have been dedicated to finishing my second novel and beginning the least loved part of any writing endeavour – the editing. Totally caught in the process you sometimes forget to notice what is going on around you (unless it involves chocolate). I had to step back and just clear my head. […]

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John Steinbeck, tips, writing and life

I love it when authors offer advice to fellow authors on writing. Sharing knowledge is generous and inspiring in any profession. It gives those that aspire hope. Particularly interesting is discovering how a lot of advice for writers is also life advice. As wonderful as it is to have hints pertaining to our work, I […]

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Walking the fine line of life

. Then we moved to pets and how in looking after them our mood can improve. This led to a discussion on mental health where we were both very frank. It is a necessary element to wellbeing.

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Chilling Corner in April

There is such a fine line between total acceptance because we know it is a fiction and the inherent desire for things to make sense.

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Small stories, big ideas and it’s never my fault

One of the reasons I love the haibun is because of its ability to make a point with its brevity. Let’s face it, most of us are prone to go into details, not just writers. When I started playing around with the idea for this piece, I was thinking of all the times I have […]

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Habits, not easy when they’re for our benefit

Aristotle once wrote, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” Do you have trouble developing good habits? We won’t talk about the ease with which we develop bad ones because I think most of us already know. Developing good habits is positive and constructive. I can’t really […]

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