Month: December 2011

  • Merry Christmas – Time to Prepare for 2012

    I have the song “And so this is Christmas” by John Lennon in my head, which is particularly irksome since it’s a Christmas song I particularly despise. But, the line “… and so this is Christmas, what have we done? Another year over, and a new one just begun …” does seem particularly apt. Already…

  • What Do You Write Best? Is that What You Should be Focusing on?

    In our writing, we all have strengths and weaknesses. Some of us are terrific at description. For others, dialogue, or maybe action. Sometimes we can become so good at one thing or another that we end up helping others with it, and placing a heavier emphasis on it in our writing and works in progress.…

  • Are You a Writer? Who is that?

    I confess I hold a very negative stereotype in my mind about the artist as a kind of froufrou nutball in a beret who does ‘art for art’s sake,’ but can’t particularly be bothered about real life, other people, or existence outside of the art. It’s part of why it’s taken me a long time…