When I was nine or ten my dad would get frustrated with me because I would bring home strays. Finding and caring for lost dogs, stray cats, birds with broken wings and even kids with bad parents was normal for me. I didn’t know how to be anyone else. Dad would say to me, ‘You can’t be the conscience of the world.’
There are a lot of cliché messages taking up space in my head. Not all of them helpful. Over the years I know some of my decisions were influenced by one or more of them without me even realizing it.
On being Welsh
Even though I can say I am an official Australian, today I am Welsh.
Retreat from writing or writing retreat?
You know how excited you feel when those adds pop up for writer's conferences in America and you toy with the idea of getting up at four in the morning to hear your favourite authors speak? Yeah, me neither.
Everything all at once
Reflection on my childhood often helps me understand how creativity has ebbed and flowed in my life. It helps me understand how I am wired and what influences my thinking, positively or negatively.
Feeling all the feels
Learning about writing and actually ‘doing the verk’ are two completely different things.
We see it every day in social media. Those people who can’t help it, they have to correct typos, grammar or misinformation.
Growing old or growing up?
How we think has a big impact on who we are.
Bards and other mysteries
To say my writing has been influenced by my Welsh heritage is an understatement. Which is not necessarily a good thing.
Have you noticed how expectations get in the way? They spoil your fun, ruin relationships and even stop you from learning. It seems to be happening to me a lot lately. Is it just me? Is this a post lockdown phenomenon as we learn to navigate the world again? Let’s face it dealing with the … Continue reading Great expectations
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