Dear Lili & Domino. Gigi says woof back, which means 'hey.' And you might be interested in this blog post from years ago, when she got onto my computer one time. It's quite doggy: Gigi guest post: My garden
6 Rules of Thumb (from an editor-turned-writer) This one too: 7 Interesting Links for Writers Funny how we are attracted to lists and posts that have numbers in them. And I'm not the only one thinking about book reviews. This from Cate Russell-Cole. That's it for today. I'm off to make pumpkin soup.
This week I need to: - catch up on sleep - dry out from my boozy trip - 'keep my pecker up' - teach tomorrow, too early but a great group of Year 8 girls - start writing my first 'proper' book review or pike at the last minute and decide to just write a [...]
While I gird my loins to write my first, thoughtful and considered book review (and egads, which one to choose?), here is my third installment of notes and thoughts. It's messy and somewhat incoherent, something I will try to avoid when reviewing though I can't promise much. I haven't had a chance to proof this, [...]
Reasons why I have not yet posted on book reviewing: 1. I've been procrastinating 2. I've been writing (which is better, yes?)* 3. I've been teaching (a little bit) 4. I've been re-watching West Wing (a lot) 5. I've been reading heaps. Just finished abotu three in a row that didn't do it for me, [...]
I wrote this yesterday and then something happened and it didn't publish. Then I sat down to re-write and THEN I saw it in the drafts. So here it is. I've been woken early by my husband's chicken foot over my side of the bed. I wish he would cut his toenails. I also had [...]
I wanted to quickly list the books that I have on my shelves that I have found (variously) helpful in improving my writing skills but thought I'd also write a bit about my beliefs for revising work. Editing Knowing and clearly understanding what the different types of revision are is a first step and this [...]