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BOOK REVIEW: UMBILICUS: PAULA GRUBEN: A brave tale of discovery and identity

. The term ‘umbilicus’, otherwise known as the belly button is the point of attachment for the umbilical cord to the embryo. Everyone has one. Everyone was once tied to a woman who gave them life- their birth mother. But not everyone has the privilege of knowing who that is. And that must be agonizing.… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: UMBILICUS: PAULA GRUBEN: A brave tale of discovery and identity

On Books, On writing, Other Stuff

Can we say Virginia Woolf was vain?

I’ve just come out of a steaming hot shower. The glass doors in my bedroom are still steaming and misted over, so you know how keen I was to get to my laptop to get this one out. As I’m soaping and re- soaping, having gone down my right shin at least three times (do… Continue reading Can we say Virginia Woolf was vain?

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Writing Realities

Writing Realities. With all the time spent on reading about writing, social networking like twitter, FB etc around the business of writing, and then the writing itself, I think I can honestly say that I have opened the Reader tab on WordPress fewer times than the sum of my fingers on both hands! Forgive me, dear… Continue reading Writing Realities

From Courtrooms To Cupcakes, Other Stuff

On writing a book. Or just becoming an Author.

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.

From Courtrooms To Cupcakes

My route to self-publishing

Since I am about to launch my book, and the first question I am asked is who the publisher is, I feel compelled to explain why I have finally gone the self-publishing route. I submitted my edited and completed manuscript to eight of the top and supposedly main publishers in South Africa, with the required… Continue reading My route to self-publishing