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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Chilling Corner in March 2021

This month will be a mixed bag. I have three (what I call interesting reading experiences) to discuss, a shout out to fellow Australian author L.J. Kendall on his new book and thirdly, a short clip to keep me focused on writing this second novel, so close to the finish line and yet still elusive. […]

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Making an Ass out of U and Me

Correct use of language matters. It ensures we communicate our thoughts the way we intend that communication. It becomes doubly harder as a writer. We are supposed to know better but being human we don’t always get it right. Strangely it is the little things that trip us up, if we don’t check the dictionary. […]

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Poetic devices, and the five senses – word magicians

Every now and then I like to play with words and turn them into poetry of sorts. I see it as an activity to challenge my brain. It keeps me writing when I don’t feel like tackling my novel. Searching for words also gives me the opportunity to practise description, to put things together that […]

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