Category archive: On Writing

Why We Write…

Having an actual book in one’s hands with one’s own name on the cover as author is a wonderful feeling.  Writing itself is damn hard work.  I spoke to some friends about why they write…   Sheila Burke, author of Booyah! Spirit & Zen-Sational Living & Circle of Soul. When I first started blogging years ago, I really just…

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Why I wrote a novel, and why I’ll write another.

When one writes – especially something LONG that isn’t part of a thesis one HAS to finish – one does get to wonder WHY?  Why on earth did I start this?  Why am I carrying on?  And then: Why am I going to put myself through all this again? Initially, the adventure was almost entirely…

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Read What Challenges You

Two very popular recent posts on Trying God’s Patience and Title Wave – two of my Facebook pages – have been these two. How important to challenge our own thinking!  Not just to read outside our normal range, but to read something we even believe is wrong or disagreeable. As one reader said, I’m going…

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A load of contradictory opinion about writing…

A lot of people have an idea of writing a book one day. Indeed, it seems to be a bit of an urban myth among Kiwis, that we like to think we “have a book in us”. I love the saying in this poster; someone – an accomplished author – told me this early on,…

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