Following on with what’s shaping up to be our educationally themed week, let’s turn out thoughts to writing.
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One of the news articles from this week read:
In 2010, the National Governors . . . → Read More: WWWW – Wibbly-Wobbly Words on Wednesday
It is funny how this post coincided with Harls’ post from yesterday.
For Christmas, I bought my Dad a new book, by an author he had previously enjoyed.
Turns out, the book is a sequel, which is not clearly indicated on the book (at least not for the harried Christmas shopper).
The book mostly stood . . . → Read More: Should sequels stand alone?
In the article “Answer to battle of the sexes may lie between the lines”, Simon Morris discusses a statement by Dr Liz Byrski of Curtin University: In the Herald recently Dr Byrski wrote that men lose out badly by not reading fiction by women: “… does this account for some of what so many of . . . → Read More: Reading the other half.
‘Da na na na na Da na na ner’
This is the theme music running through my head as I trek bravely up the driveway to the mailbox. I wonder what interesting things will await me at the end of this day’s journey. I sift through the usual artefacts; a few bills, some catalogues, . . . → Read More: Writers of the Lost Art
I’ve learned something about myself recently: I am a really, really good writer. But (there’s always a but) only when I feel uncontrollably passionate about my subject (or when I’m doing corporate writing but that doesn’t really count). Basically, I can wordsmith like nobody’s business but only if I am seriously angry or rapturously moved . . . → Read More: On the art of writing
You’d have to be living under a rock to have missed the furore surrounding the bestselling book Fifty Shades of Grey.
I have read a bit of this book. I refuse to read any more as it’s the most badly written, misogynistic, infantile, unrealistic, boring piece of monkey faeces that it has ever been my . . . → Read More: Fifty Shades of WTF
I was checking out the internet for ideas for today’s post and I saw sites that made me want to scrub my eyeballs afterwards, numerous cats with improbable musical ability, a huge amount of Atheist/Theist debating and an article that had me saying “Finally science is investigating the things that matter!” but still no joy, . . . → Read More: Inspiration
Over Easter I reread JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series and I must say, I think the woman is a genius and the series is a masterpiece.
The whole series is clever. Incredibly clever. From the names of places (like Knockturn Alley and Diagon Alley which, I admit, I didn’t ‘get’ for a couple of years) . . . → Read More: Masterpiece or Mulch?
Now that it’s been confirmed that Ghryswald is coming back to settle here, it’s time to fill him in on all the important stuff. The things we Australians know from oral history, and help us survive day to day life down under with relatively few scars to show for it.
Here’s a few to kick . . . → Read More: Survival in Australia
A week or so ago I posted a random hijack (As I do) about starting a formal writing crit group.
Of course a part of it was me trying to manipulate the world around me for my own evil ends, but for a long time I’ve wanted to join or create a crit group with . . . → Read More: Splaton Crits You For Elebenty Bazillion