Back in 2004 this Gwen Stefani song blew me away. I loved it. The Alice in Wonderland inspired music video was trippy fun. The Harajuku girls were awesome enough to warrant their own song. 'Life is short. You're capable.' It was about lack of inspiration, fear holding her back, and writer's block. Looking at Gwen… Continue reading What you waiting for?
Dear Margaret Atwood, You are one of my favourite authors of all time. I was introduced to you through Oryx and Crake by my teacher in my second to last year of school. It was the first time I'd heard of Speculative Fiction, and the start of a love affair with the genre that grips me… Continue reading Dear Margaret Atwood
Writers write. That's what they say. They don't say that writers write well every time they sit down to write. Just that they write. I'm torn between two scenarios: One, believing that the Muse can go hang. That I sit down daily to write without her. Maybe she'll show up once I begin, maybe she… Continue reading The Muse can go hang
Meaning (English): A false story, hoax or rumour. But if you're French - it means 'DUCK'. I love ducklings. They are so cute. But I think cygnets are even cuter 😉 My naughty husband likes to trick me with canards on a regular basis. He finds it funny that I'm so gullible. Good thing I… Continue reading Word of the Week: Canard
In early January, I wrote a post about my writing goals. Here is my half-yearly update 🙂 1) Finish the damn book. Nope... not quite there yet. But, I have finished the zero draft, a blurb, and a synopsis. I am now working on the first draft. 2) Entering Short Story Competitions. I did it!… Continue reading Writing Goals 2018: Update
A few weeks ago I attended the Sydney Writers' Festival All-day YA. Last year I attended Boundless: a festival of diverse writers in Bankstown. Needless to say, my TBR list blew out of all reasonable proportions and I've been playing catch up ever since. Here is a round up of some of the OzYA I've… Continue reading Reading OzYA
Lenny Letter's horoscope for Taurus for February: TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The term homo sapiens is Latin for 'wise man', but what does wisdom mean to you? This month, consider the wisest people you have known. Look for their commonalities. Was it curiosity, kindness, patience, and/or something else that allowed them to convey… Continue reading Finding wisdom in my circle
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Today is a study day for me. I've left the work in the office to return to tomorrow and am spending the day half at home and half in the library instead (air conditioning!). Focus. Today's intention is to focus. There are two textbooks and so many notes I have to get through and then… Continue reading Focus