What do you love to read? My favourite book is The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak and my favourite short story is "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury. I could read either of these any time.
This has been an intriguing past few days for me. And I mean that in a good way. Mostly, I think it comes down to my realisation that I've fallen in love with writing again. It's a pretty cool feeling, right...when you're doing something that you enjoy so much you lose track of time when … Continue reading If it ain’t broke…
I don't think my son is going to follow in Christiane Amanpour's footsteps, but I do think he did a good job interviewing his grandmother several years ago for a school project. I'd forgotten all about it. With my re-awakened interest in my mother-in-law's story about her boyfriend during WWII, it's a bit of serendipity … Continue reading Serendipity comes when least expected
I've been re-captured by the story of my mother-in-law and her boyfriend in WWII. His name was Robert Stalker, and he was an American bombardier stationed in Thurleigh, England. I first started hearing this story three or four years ago. Recent discussions with my mother-in-law have reminded me how much I like this story and … Continue reading Love and War and Letters
I've never really been one for New Year's resolutions. I figure that if something is important enough for you to commit to doing then the date shouldn't matter. But I do see the appeal of new beginnings in a new year. Especially this year. For myriad reasons, I want to re-establish my commitment to writing … Continue reading Just keep writing
Yesterday I went to my creative writing workshop. We worked on an exercise where we had to describe a room and vary our sentence length. I was originally going to write this as one long sentence (one of the options), but given the time constraint I couldn’t really plan it properly so that it didn’t just … Continue reading Writing is full of surprises