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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Chilling Corner in February asks: Constructive criticism – a good guy or a bad?

Constructive feedback or criticism is the key that unlocks the door to success in all areas of life. Unless we have a magic wand most of us need to keep working on learning our crafts. Feedback keeps us on our toes; working to improve is a forever mission. Yet so many rush to criticise without […]

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What makes a Badass?

Lately I have become obsessed about the idea of being a badass. I want to be useful and I have been thinking long and hard how to go about it. In fact, I stepped away from blogging at the beginning of this month to concentrate on this very question. However, the reality is I am […]

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January’s Chilling Corner, a virtual look at Greece

I have decided I might play around with my chilling corners this year. Sometimes it will be about books I have enjoyed and want to share, sometimes about authors I have come across, particularly indie authors. However, I may also do something like this post and have a random topic. In actual fact, not so […]

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I wander and I wonder about sonnets and Shakespeare and writing

Poetry is difficult but a challenging medium and one with the ability to help us express emotions with brevity.

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Happy New Year

Timing the release of a new post is hard at this time of year. I will either be early or I will be late. Choosing the early road feels better. There is no doubt this has been a difficult year, harder I know for some than others. I have no wish to make light of […]

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