If you’re new here, there are likely a few things you’d want to know about this newsletter and the bloke who writes it. In other words, why should you give it your time, attention, or, indeed, money? So after a recent break, I’m taking the opportunity this Sunday to re-introduce myself to you and the […]
Welcome to Writing. In this category you’ll find helpful articles to assist you turn your creative ideas into stories worth sharing. Find out how to tap into your creative genius and develop your Storymaker.
Annie Dillard on Time, Structure, Coffee, & Learning A Trade
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author writes on the turbulent writer’s mind, how coffee somehow helps, and the merit in serving an apprenticeship Annie Dillard first came to my attention several years ago when I came across the perhaps now over-played, yet accurate quote; “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives” […]
You’re a fool no matter what. The moment you feel inflated by the apparent self-confidence or self-depreciation that possess you, you should know it to be true. All ambition, all notions of grandeur and importance, your status in the world, all feelings of worthlessness and objectification by others, the entire form and structure of your […]
Momentum: Help Or Hindrance?
“Go with the flow” is an invitation to jump in. That doesn’t mean the flow will be enjoyable–often it’s not. However, the invitation is always there. It’s momentum, and momentum seems to have direction in time and space, but this only appears so through linear analysis. Momentum is everywhere and always present, even when things […]
Work For Yourself
After you work for yourself for a while, you won’t go back. If you are of a certain ilk, that is. You’re not born that way, working for yourself makes you that. You might go back in body for a brief period, but it’s impossible to go back in mind.
The Courage To Go Where There Is No One
There’s comfort in the crowd. There is safety and familiarity. That’s why most people stick to what they know and are afraid to take a chance. To break the mould is dangerous and foolish. What will I do for money? How will I support myself and my family? What if I fail? All of these […]
Sunday Letters: New Format
Sunday Letters has been on the go about 18 months or so and over the 77 odd issues, the format has been pretty much one dimensional and simple: an article. But now it’s time for change. When I started writing again I decided to forget about monetising and just write about things that interested me. […]