Book Corner Chilling in March

I have been thinking about creating a regular post around reading for quite a while. I love all kinds of books and my consumption is large enough to surprise the heck even out of me at times. In fact, where do I find the time? I don’t know. No, that’s not true. I do know.…… Continue reading Book Corner Chilling in March

The world in colour by The Human Hand.

Writing poetry just happened. I didn’t intend it and I don’t even know if I am good at it. There is a chance I could suck completely. Despite this I keep going. Ideas seem to spring up out of nowhere and scream at me, demanding their release. So many experiences in my life have left…… Continue reading The world in colour by The Human Hand.

Take a risk or play it safe?

The more I look for things that may be useful when I blog, the more I am astounded by how much there is to learn. And of course, I get side-tracked but then it’s all learning. My reading led me to this post by Kathy Caprino, a career and personal growth coach who tells us that…… Continue reading Take a risk or play it safe?

Love, poetry and ideas that inspire

Looking through some previous work I came across some things I had written regarding genre. I wanted to reassess what motivates me and so I went searching. We need to do this from time to time as a reminder of what we set out to do. I love the different worlds books offer us, but…… Continue reading Love, poetry and ideas that inspire

Self-publishing, validation or just idle thoughts

Another birthday has come and gone but I’m not the least bit bothered. I am doing things and age can’t and won’t get in the way. Three years ago, I took the plunge into self-publishing and even though I haven’t hit a best seller list, and may never do so, I can’t complain because I…… Continue reading Self-publishing, validation or just idle thoughts

Il Volo and a little bit of Italy

I am totally in love with the Sicilian group, Il Volo. The truth is I love anything Italian but these voices are magnificent, individually unique and yet they blend perfectly. You will find I will choose Il Volo often because of the emotion they are able to express so beautifully. Someone suggested I translate the…… Continue reading Il Volo and a little bit of Italy

Calling all poets

The last two months have been a little more exciting for me than normal. I have revised my poetry book Emotions in Eruption with a new cover and a little tightening up in the format because with self-publishing authors have that possibility. I have also been working hard to produce a poetry sibling. This is…… Continue reading Calling all poets

Giving up is not an option

 It’s been a busy two weeks.  Started a new job, commenced some volunteer work with adult migrants, am half-way to losing my voice and as much as I like Sydney I am missing my family. I read this great post by Meg Dowel in A Writer’s Path about why we often given up on our…… Continue reading Giving up is not an option

Routines and the Haiku

It has been quite a while since I have posted. I love blogging but it does get hard at times to maintain unless you have a routine.  I read somewhere if you can stick to something for three weeks then you can count on it becoming permanent in your life. We have a resistance at…… Continue reading Routines and the Haiku

Researching is spelt M e l b o u r n e

When I set out to write I knew it would be demanding, and I knew there would be times when confidence would get a bit shaky.  The writing beast feeds with gusto.  It delights in taking huge chunks of ego and chewing it slowly, possibly the whole of the writer’s life span. I often wonder…… Continue reading Researching is spelt M e l b o u r n e