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Showing, not telling

February 6, 2017


One of the first things you will be told if doing a course on writing or that you will read in books on writing, is to show, don’t tell. What does that mean? As is usually the case these days, this piece was inspired by something I read. It was a self-published book given to […]

Some thoughts on independent eyes

December 30, 2016


UPDATE: more valuable feedback has been received, helping further with the story. In some recent reviews I have let rip on the need for and value of having extra eyes reviewing your work. And I have a short example of how beneficial that can be. Very recently I dashed off a short story for a […]

Another form of writing practice

September 2, 2011


Learning never ceases. That point has kept getting forced home to me again and again over the years. I have always like to make people laugh although I was never particularly good at doing it. I was fortunate enough to do a weekend workshop with comic maestro, Tim Ferguson, early last year and learned a […]

To write or not to write – that is the question

April 18, 2011


Earlier today as I was collecting a caffeine refill, I overheard what appeared to be a more senior student. He was complaining about the fact that as a computer science student, he was still expected to write essays. This was, to him, unfair and a waste of time. What really concerned me though was the […]