29-04-2013

Critical Thinking

critiquingToday I took part in a critiquing workshop for writers of children’s books. It was the first time that I had participated in any sort of group critique. I had no idea what to expect and I found it quite fascinating. Read more

13-03-2013

Word Art

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Wall drawing No 766
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Late last year I was introduced to the work of Sol LeWitt, an American artist who, when hit with the equivalent of writer’s block, decided to reduce art to its essentials, “to recreate art, to start from square one,” he said, beginning literally with squares and cubes. He put his ideas for art into words, which would then be translated into art by someone else. Confused? Here is an example. Read more

13-02-2013

Pseudonyms

embarrassedI find myself faced with a dilemma. Should an author should use a pen name when crossing genres? Read more

28-01-2013

Growing Up

I can writeI was recently motivated to dust off an essay that I wrote about six years ago. Read more

13-01-2013

Portfolio Building

A few posts ago I dared to give some advice on short story writing and I am here to give a bit more. This is not about technique or marketing but back to the very basics that if you want to be a famous short story writer you have to write short stories. Read more