Writers are tricksters. We are taught that the headline or the first line must hook the reader. If the reader doesn’t care about your first words, you’re history. Kaput. No-one cares what you have to say next. You’ve only got about 15 seconds to catch your reader. I get this though don’t always adhere to… Continue reading how to let go and why to hold on…
Book or Blog: What’s it to be? To write or to ski? Are you kidding? That’s not much of choice- at least not for me. It’s 4.05am. I’ve been awake since 2am. There are people who live out their lives at these sorts of crazy times. Shift workers, nurses and doctors, the early morning radio… Continue reading BOOK OR BLOG: what’s it to be?
I’ve blogged fairly extensively about my preoccupation with social media and the unequalled ambivalence it creates in my mind that literally drives me demented. Because it saps my energy and quite frankly, makes me sad. And then I see the latest cover of The BIG ISSUE with the headline: WHY SOCIAL MEDIA MAKES YOU SAD.… Continue reading GOING OFFLINE FOR A TIME
In last month's blog I reviewed Joanne Fedler's new book Love in the Time of Contempt which will be launched at the BOOK LOUNGE, my favourite bookshop in Cape Town, on 17 March. I cannot wait to have the real book in my hands, you know, the one that smells and feels like the real thing that you can flip backwards… Continue reading “Always be connecting” is my new motto but apologies if I don’t!
This is going to be a quickie. Intrigued by the term BLOG, I checked it out abit the other day and see that it derives from the word WEBLOG. Okay- so now I have it but it doesn't help to alleviate the fact that I am a bothered blogger. I am trying to understand the… Continue reading Bothered Blogger
So, you want to write a book? Super. Go for it. Bum in chair and write. Until you are finished. If you are dead keen, you will . Otherwise, you probably won't. But now you need readers? (Not necessarily 'cos of course you could just stuff it under the bed and forget about it though it… Continue reading On writing a book. Or just becoming an Author.
So call me a liar for saying that I only had one comment on Oscar because I clearly have more. I cannot tell you why because really, it all seems like such a waste of time gabbling on about him because after all, nothing I say is going to affect the appeal and who cares what I have to… Continue reading Oscar and Me: Are we both liars?