I See, You See, Not the Same

https://helenevaillant.com/2019/02/26/10678/ A journey's end is nigh, but ever beyond the reach of mere life. "I come, Pythonissa," Barosa called, "lay out the bridge for me." Picture Challenge 26/02/2019 by helenevaillant.com If the bridge did not draw for him, he'd wait. The Moon Mother watched for Pythonissa. He would be easy to see if they but … Continue reading I See, You See, Not the Same


The next stage of the current WIP has all my attention, so I'll point you in this direction (click on the pic to go to the Amazon preview):   The Old Woman & The Mad Horse ... A Thriller, Espionage, Rural Australia, Light Romance Reviews It was supposed to be a quiet place for a … Continue reading Blatant

Less Is More: A Poetic Paradox

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In his Paradoxes in Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics (1986), Gábor J. Székely shared a paradox learned from his professor, Alfréd Rényi:

Since I started to deal with information theory I have often meditated upon the conciseness of poems; how can a single line of verse contain far more ‘information’ than a highly concise telegram of the same length. The surprising richness of meaning of literary works seems to be in contradiction with the laws of information theory. The key to this paradox is, I think, the notion of ‘resonance.’ The writer does not merely give us information, but also plays on the strings of the language with such virtuosity, that our mind, and even the subconscious self resonate. A poet can recall chains of ideas, emotions and memories with a well-turned word. In this sense, writing is magic.

The paradox described above is also known as the…

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How I Stay Creative

It’s your thing, dude, he says, and it really is – a lesson for us all, I think! Enjoy!

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The lovely Mel Finch of Crushed Caramel has kindly nominated me for a 3.2.1 Quote Challenge! Originally created by Rory over at A Guy Called Bloke, today’s particular topic is ‘creativity’. Mel is a wonderful blogger who shares such heartfelt life experiences for readers to appreciate. Thanks Mel for considering me, and for getting me thinking about such a fascinating topic!


• Thank the Selector.

• Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

• Select 3 other bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Note: Although this is the topic for today there’s no specific deadline to it, meaning you can answer whenever you choose.

This was one of my favourite inspirational quotes when putting my thoughts onto paper: believing that the stories I thought of were truly worth writing because I had real genuine faith that they would work. I could have thrown in…

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The question raised by #FPQ “Do you believe that anyone can really experience anything objectively? Why or why not?” The first reaction was almost shock. Objective? Humans? Not influenced by personal feelings? Not only is that unlikely, I think it's impossible. Why do I feel that? First, how do we learn? Is it through the force-feeding … Continue reading Discourse