Writing Wisdom

The Secret to Agelessness

I used to laugh a lot. Sometimes I found laughter in the subtle quirks, mistakes and misunderstandings of daily conversation with friends or in observing bizarre behaviour unfolding before me. I would usually be overcome with giggling that eventually morphed into tearful jerking spasms of laughter if given even the slightest encouragement. Then there was […]

Unfurling the Lotus – A Creativity Technique for Writers and Other Animals

“This character has no depth” “What on earth am I going to do to jazz up my bedroom?” “I just can’t picture the world he’s trying to build” “Where should I go on my holiday?”   ***This post contains affiliate links which will hopefully earn us enough money to buy coffee. We only link to […]

What virtual playgrounds and carrots can do for you

  There’s an expression in the cycling world called “bonking”. When you “bonk” on your bike it means you burst through the start gates like a frenzied rat with the wind up your tail and a few hours later you hit “the wall”. Your muscles are more useless than one of those “you’re as useless […]

I Never Said That

  In Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons, Aunt Ada Doom claims to have seen ‘something nasty in the woodshed’. Now, the book never reveals what the ‘something nasty’ was, but I’m strongly inclined to believe that it was a nefarious collector of quotes with a penchant for misattribution. I picture a wall sporting pictures […]

Spoonerisms and Other Cutlery

    Let’s start with the spoon in the room. You and I both know I’m only writing this post because I happened to have this photograph in my collection. I’m a sucker for a good pun. What is a Spoonerism Anyway? It’s one of those things that happens when your brain is working faster […]

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