attention deficit delight

Shakespeare wrote, ‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.’ That’s true, it would. But if a rose was called a stench you wouldn’t bother. Names can give you a suggestion of things to come and a label can be handy. But a name can also hold you back. My middle son, Karate…

five ways of a writing life

1. In Australia only one in four thousand fiction manuscripts will be published. The advice – frame your first rejection letter because that’s pure motivation in black and white. Heck, frame all the others, too. Wallpaper your office, your hallway and your bedroom with them. But what if your number comes up? When my publisher…