17 Sep 2020

Birthday gift
“Happy Birthday!” “Thanks for the gift. But it’s not for another 3 weeks!” “I know. I know.” “I presume you’ve marked it in your calendar.” “Haan, haan. Of course.” “As usual, you’re preoccupied with something. It’s something to do with you’re writing. Or thinking of writing. Right,” “Er… okay… well…” “Admit it. Okay… wait, wait. I know this. Let me say my piece befo...

16 Sep 2020

MyAlchemy
Introducing My Alchemy I just finished yet another batch of my writing workshop. A workshop that runs across 16 hours, 4 weekend, 2 hours each session. Plus time every week for individual feedback for each assignment. And then there's the time I spend one-on-one with each participant. 24 hours. Not to mention the time I take to create the modules. But don't count that time! Intro...

15 Sep 2020

plated watermelon; posttitle
"Watermelon?" "What?" "What-er-Melon", she laughed at her own joke as she continued punching the keys on her laptop. He did not seem to find it funny though. "That's your dinner tonight. Don't miss the careful plating. A seed or two may have crept in. I am told it's good for you." "Er... you ARE joking, aren't you?" "See this look on my face? Am I joking?" She looked at her scre...

14 Sep 2020

Fries Burger and ketchup
"Why not?", she said biting into her burger. The mayo oozed out. She licked it off her fingers. "Well...for one it's a working day." "Amazing isn't it? " She took another bite, then had a swig of her coffee. "Er..." "Look," she said excitedly and held her hands out. "It's Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday!" "Yes, I know the days of the week." he said dourly, sip...

20 Aug 2020

3things
There are 3 things I learnt when I ran a writing workshop recently - with adults. Of course there are more than 3. But let's start with these. It was over weekends - four weekends to be precise. 15 eager beavers joined my workshop, knowing it came from a place of passion. And what they learnt was simple - how to write better! But more importantly, what came out what my own learning! ...