Podcasts that inspire me to write #3/4

Three weeks ago I started this podcast mini-series by introducing two categories of podcasts that inspire me to write. I then followed it up with another entry a week later about categories three and four. Today I'm going to share another category of inspiring podcasts. But before I do, I have to explain what motivates … Continue reading Podcasts that inspire me to write #3/4

Podcasts that inspire me to write #1/4

In a previous post, I talked about the joys of learning through listening to audio books and podcasts. And how it's a match made in heaven when you combine them with conventional reading. Of course, the joy is ultimately in the learning, no matter the medium of input. For it's in the learning that one's … Continue reading Podcasts that inspire me to write #1/4

Film Review: “St Elmo’s Fire” (and the Brat Pack)

I best come clean. This won't be a film review like those I've previously done. Most definitely it will not even look like a conventional film review like you will get if you read, say The New York Times or The Guardian. It's just that after more than three decades, I've finally caught up this … Continue reading Film Review: “St Elmo’s Fire” (and the Brat Pack)

Film reviews — a way to shape the writing craft (Part 2)

You're back! Great. Thanks for returning to the second part of this mini-series on film reviews. (If you're new here though, you might want to read Part 1 first) Last week I stated that the act of writing film reviews can be an excellent training ground for aspiring writers to hone their writing craft for … Continue reading Film reviews — a way to shape the writing craft (Part 2)

Film reviews — a way to shape the writing craft (Part 1)

I've been pondering the power and place of film reviews ever since I took up a film criticism and analysis module nearly a decade ago, on my way to completing a Mass Comm Masters. Back then I took up the module for the simple fact that I, like millions of other folks around the world, … Continue reading Film reviews — a way to shape the writing craft (Part 1)

My Monday Metrical Musings #76

Why do I write? Why do I writeThese inane diatribes?Do I think it makes me appear cerebral?Other-worldly? Multi-capable?I must be deranged! Crazy! Insane!No one reads my musingsNo one gives it any time I wish I could put a stopNo longer these meaningless words to dropOut of the ether like JupiterSee I've gone off again like … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #76

My (Apr) Monday Metrical Musings #74

Warm and Wet It's what the weather folksjust saidApril's gonna be all warmand wet. Days of hot and densethick airDrenching my teesin sweat Each step I take amongtropical treesWill bathe me in thick moistureLeaving me to wonder... ...WHY ME?! Born in middle earthan islandSurrounded by endless waterendless warmthendless weatherThat never changeth Air mostly still and … Continue reading My (Apr) Monday Metrical Musings #74