Why write when you can talk?

A few years ago, I found myself in command of a workshop on how to make a living from freelancing. Fortunately, my co-pilot, one of my lovely A friends (I’ve …

Hump Day can be hard slog

Wednesday is Hump Day. Hard slog up. Slide down toward Thursday and the weekend. Today my Hump has felt like being on the wrong side of a mountain and I’m …

All about meme

The Tipping Point is an actual, real place. I know this because I am there. On the pointy end of it. It’s been nearly six months since I started this …

Gardening + Writing = same/same

Gardening metaphors pop up often in writing. ‘Seeds’ of ideas. Ideas bearing ‘fruit’. Talent being ‘nurtured’. Blah, blah, blah. For me, the similarities between writing and gardening are all about …

The letter of the day: V

Today I did something I haven’t done in a very long time. And, no, it wasn’t housework (though this could have been a contender). It wasn’t even writing fiction – …

A blog about Not Much

Not much happened today. It was one of Those Days. Which made me think about how many Not Much Days we have in our lives. You know the ones. You …

Time waits for no Muse

Just a short post today because I’m supposed to be writing something else. I’ve been dwelling a lot on the concept of time lately. Mostly because I never seem to …

Writing on empty

If I had a petrol tank, it would be showing Empty tonight. We would be sitting in the middle lane of three lanes of traffic, needle in the red, wondering …