Amateur comes from the Latin amator ‘lover’, from amare ‘to love’ – one who does something for love. The modern definition is less wonderful, describing an amateur as a person who is incompetent or inept at a particular activity. Curious how it is no longer enough to do something just because you love to do it. The response I … Continue reading On being an amateur
It's nearly time to submit my second assignment for Writing Short Fiction. I am enjoying this course so much! I've learned a few technical terms which is always something I enjoy, mainly because it makes me feel like I know what I'm talking about. Many of the terms in creative writing have pleasingly dramatic names, … Continue reading New things I’ve learned
You can't manage what you can't measure is a phrase I learned to hate and that spawned a thousand pointless but amusingly decorated charts to track the sales of spurious spectacle enhancements. This of course leads me to thinking how I measure whether doing this is worth it. Is it being published ? Is … Continue reading Measurement
......is what I have been doing, instead of writing a blog. Or much else really. That little burst of sunny weather spurred me to start getting ready. From mid February, I prepare a couple of trays each day, so that when sowing time arrives, I've just the easy part to do. This has taken attention … Continue reading Sowing seeds…….
I haven't done any of the things that I said I would, but I have written a short poem in response to a photo prompt on #creativewritingink. You can have a read by pressing the #creativewritingink tab on the main menu. Thanks as ever for all your comments and messages, they are very much appreciated. … Continue reading Disobedient.