• Comparisons: A Writer’s Worst Enemy

    Everyone knows all about comparisons, sometimes we get brought up with comments such as, ‘Oh that’s not what your brother does, you want to be like him don’t you?’ Our parent’s didn’t know what we now know as adults. They thought that a little bit of healthy competition was good, and it is…but when it morphs into comparison, something has gone drastically wrong. As a writer it can be paralysing. It’s a damn good worst enemy. I am lucky enough to get a chance to read some brilliant work, before anyone else. My bestie and I like to acknowledge her as my critic partner, Peta, has given me a copy…

  • Scribbles are Meant for Notebooks

    I was reading another chapter of Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott and she mentioned index cards and having one always on hand with her. I still think this is crazy, but I look at when this book was published and it all makes sense. Hitting 2014 everyone knows that technology is moving forward. It’s moving faster than we can comprehend but I still have a notebook with me. And a full paper diary. I plan never to change. Well hopefully. Everyone is out celebrating Valentine’s Day and buying flowers for their loved ones (or one of my high school buddies is trying to get a lemon out of her fiancé,…