Tech makes things easier, right? People can get things done faster, see results, be more productive ????? The last few weeks (not counting) have driven me nuts, nuttier, and gangbuster nuts. Why? It's the internet. Again. We have what's called the National Broadband Network. Lots of fancy words to make it sound super-duper groovy, never-go-without-connection … Continue reading How to go Nuts Gangbuster Style
There are so many tasty tit-bits of information out there. They spin the mind in a whirl of curiosity. Some of them send a story idea into the forefront of the mind. Some of my stories come from these moments, some of them come when I'm researching a story that's already underway. Looking for a … Continue reading Springing for an Idea
Lots of people working from home, lots of people downloading/streaming music, videos, stuff. All I want to do is write a post, and I've started so many times. So many times. But then, the light flickers, the connection is lost, and it's all gone. Not saved. The lesson for me is to write it before … Continue reading If only
The normal noises are missing. It's too quiet. I lie awake waiting for some of the sounds of normality. My favourite music to help me sleep is Rumble (Link Wray). It doesn't work now. There used to be a fox coming to the front window, sniffing around and rattling the blinds. Of course, I planted … Continue reading Not Sleeping?
That is the question. Life is a bumpy road. That's true for most of the moments of a life, but this period of time has me jumping from moment to moment like a critter caught in the instant before being hit by a spotlight -- and waiting for the sound of a bullet. The mind … Continue reading To Journal, or Not to Journal
It's been a discussion on several different platforms lately. What is it that makes a reader ignore the obvious problems and gush about a story? What is it that takes a story from good to great? If I knew for sure, I'd be writing like that all the time. Well, I am, but it's about … Continue reading What Makes a Story Great?
Hmmm, energy abounds, says one draw. But I'm a bit tired and might have a nap before I consider the message further ... Or maybe pull another card: Judgement. Yes, sounds much more interesting. Oh, Judgement. What does it mean - am I to sit in judgement? Of what or whom? Me or them? Do … Continue reading Read the Cards
How likely is it that all the Kings come out of the Tarot deck in the one reading? If I were to say I'd never seen it before, it's because there might be a few reasons. One: I don't do card readings very often (and usually for a character in a story, who might be … Continue reading A Day of Kings
It's every writer to their own, but I want to warn every writer about the dangers of doing this one silly thing that can ruin your day. It's getting dressed. There's great danger in trying to force your arms into a sleeve while also writing a note about an important thought that just won't wait … Continue reading The Dangers of Changing
Stories of Hope is aimed at helping gather donations for the bushfire crisis in Australia. Submissions are closed, the book will be coming our way soon enough - I'll certainly let you know! - and it will be eBook only to save on the costs of creating a paperback. A friend asked me if I'd … Continue reading Hope