Mark Twain once said we should "write without pay until someone offers pay. If nobody offers within three years, the candidate may look upon this as a sign that sawing wood is what he was intended for." Ouch! Thankfully, in my case, I didn't have to wait three years to get paid for my writing. … Continue reading The day my writing earned me USD400!
Would you still be my friend? Photo by meo on Pexels.com What goes on in my mind?The question of the dayWords bumping into each otherThat's what!Each fighting to hold sway. PushingShoving Seeking.A tasteA placeA spaceTo take the podium.Hopefully tallStanding head and shoulders,Above it all. Jostling for pole.Wanting to extol.To tell what had been told.Letting stories … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #25
Hey boys This is it! We made it. The last email, in this long-running series that began more than six months ago, is finally here. So on the count of three, let's heave a collective sigh of relief shall we? One... Two... Three!!! Sighhhhhh.... Alright, now that we got that outta the way, let's recap … Continue reading Email circa 2031: My dear sons, beware “The Toxic 12” – #12 The PR Snobs
YEAH ME! This time I did not forget the anniversary of my blog, unlike last year when I nearly did! And this time, since it's the second anniversary, I'm going to write not one but two commemorative posts! You know, it still amazes me how I've persisted this long. While two years may seem like … Continue reading My blog turns 2! (Part 1 of commemorative)
Yesterday, while trying to write well (or I should say rewrite well), it finally hit me. I had been agonising over the written drafts for my book for months, to make sense of what I wrote. The various paragraphs and chapters needed a serious re-look. Somehow, despite having followed a carefully mapped-out process and structure, … Continue reading To write well? Go from “here to there”, small and slow.
For as long as I can remember, I have always had an active mind, ever since I was a wee lad (do people still say that?). I think it has to do with the fact that I was pretty much on my own most of the time during my childhood. When I’m not at school, … Continue reading Conversations in My Head – Stress or Solace?
Yes, I did the unthinkable - I started a writer's group! Call it an itch that needed scratching. A thirst that needed quenching. But whatever you call it, just know that I'm pinning the blame for it solely on Covid-19. Or on the lonely journey of every writer. Or on a whim and a lark … Continue reading So I started a writer’s group. Now what?!