It happened. I’d heard people talk about it, in writing groups and elsewhere, but had never felt the emotion that overtakes when it happens to you. The other day, a friend of mine rang me up and said; “Guess what? Your book isn’t in the … Continue reading My first time
If you’re a writer one thing you ought to do is join as many writer’s groups as you have the time for. Mostly they meet once a month, so if you fit three or four into your busy schedule then it might be helpful in … Continue reading Writing groups
The sepulchre of the sentiment That stands beside the Seine The green seeds of the linden tree That captivate your name Away, be gone, that sentiment In place, another, quite unknown A surreptitious sentiment One rushes to disown You have no place standing … Continue reading The Sepulchre
“With gritted teeth.” That’s how one Liberal Party member described the way voters should approach the ballot box on Polling Day. Come 2nd July and the voting public of Australia had other ideas. At time of writing, votes are still being counted in a number … Continue reading With gritted teeth – the Australian Federal Election
I woke up this morning on this bright and sunny day to read commentary in the morning paper about the term ‘guys.’ Apparently the Australian of the Year, David Morrison, found it within himself to announce his abhorrence at its use. ‘Those guys just weren’t … Continue reading Freedom – where did you go?
Taxpayer Thomas was anxious,
It was that time of year
When his tax refund would relieve anxiety
And replace it with a cheer.
I turned the computer on this morning only to see the announcement of Harper Lee’s death. What a legend of the literary world! Her writing encouraged tolerance and understanding of difference, and to never abide by hate. A quote was included in the article I … Continue reading Harper Lee