Letter Writing and Storytelling

Over the last few months I’ve been thinking more about the act of writing. Where does it all start? I suppose before school when someone, likely Mum, stuck a pencil in my hand and insisted I write my name before I headed off to big school. Having a name that includes...

Taking on NaNoWriMo 2016 Part 2

NaNoWriMo is over for 2016. As you can see, I’ve been there, done that, got the certificate. 15.5 million words were penned by writers around the world during November. I contributed 50500 of them through a mixture of determination, encouragement and a shitload...

Writing Funny

A couple of weeks ago I was on a debate panel at the annual conference of my professional association. Speaking in public was a moderate concern, as was articulating my argument. The major worry for me, though, was that I was supposed to be funny. Yes, this wasn’t...