A nomination? Wow!

Well, to my delight this morning, I learned that one of my fellow bloggers, the always fascinating sayanything13 had nominated me for a Liebster award. What is this? The Liebster Award is simply… Continue reading

Confessions of an Embarassed Writer

I collect books. Not special pieces of literature, first editions or necessarily best sellers. When something catches my eye, when I’ve heard of a great story from an interview or friend, or when… Continue reading

SHOWING not TELLING

“If those who have studied the art of writing are in accord on any one point, it is on this: the surest way to arouse and hold the attention of the reader is… Continue reading

DP: Ear of the Beholder

There is something profound and transformative that happens to me when I hear an amazing piece of music. Whether it is instrumental or pop, a love ballad or dance tune, if the notes… Continue reading

Fleeting

Along the path, the swirl of colour draped throughout my day, It paced itself with every breath, it danced as it did sway. I marveled at its beauty, and the silence was complete,… Continue reading

Novel Update #2: Farewell to Characters

Remember how I complained the other day about the Writers’ fest I attended last weekend claiming to feel inadequate in the company of other writers? Well I have to admit that I did… Continue reading

An Autumn treasure

The sun danced as it tilted upward and took notice. It swayed. The breeze was soothing and embraced it as it watched from up above. There was movement below too, rapid and noisy.… Continue reading

Jump? Don’t jump?

She sat at the edge of the cliff. She could see the ocean swirly blue and foamy crashing against the rocks down below. Wow, that sure is a long way down, she thought.… Continue reading

One Lowly Writer in the Sea

Fresh back from a Writers Festival weekend, I am glum. You’d think being in the company of so many stimulating authors or author-wannabes would be creatively inspiring enough to sustain me. But alas,… Continue reading

The movement of Time

Being giddy with excitement definitely has an effect on Time. It’s crazy really. You sit waiting for that favourite band to take to the stage, or the new boots you ordered to arrive… Continue reading