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Australians all …

As a proud Australian, I could not let Australia Day go by without posting something. Sadly, I have spent a week wondering what I could post that I haven’t posted before – and that wouldn’t offend somebody. If I talk about pride in my British heritage, I may offend some […]

Experimenting with the blog 2

Time for the next exercise in my course. This time, I need to write my first blog – which is not possible of course. The alternative is to review your progress and think about your goals. What have I accomplished with the blog? Well, to be honest – it depends […]

Lyrics and Life Moments

You would be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t have songs that meant something to them at particular times in their lives. This is particularly so in times of extreme emotions. In August 2002, I was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia after a blood test. I had been bruising […]

Technology and the story

We had a massive storm here the other day and ended up with a blackout. It was getting dark at the time anyway – but now visibility inside the house was an issue in terms of typing on a computer without a backlit keyboard or reading. Not knowing how long […]

“Discipline allows creative freedom. No discipline equals no freedom.”

The quote from the title comes from Jeanette Winterson. Discipline. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, discipline is: training that makes people more willing to obey or more able to control themselves, often in the form of rules, and punishments if these are broken, or the behaviour produced by this training https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/discipline At first glance, this definition flies against creative freedom. But, as writers, we should be looking beyond the first glance. […]