Long Beard

The rain subsided though water still covered the road, washing in to the gutters. Jemmie and I were looking to make shenanigans, since the pub had forced its lights and …

Let It Swim

  Editing tips for listening to your inner literary gangster Welcome gangsters. Like the innocent young kid who comes to get a job at a family friend’s pizza shop it …

Zoned

Zoned out on a tram today, it took me a few moments to realise that next to me sat a woman with a huge bare belly rolled out over her …

Accent-orise

I found myself sitting at a table with a group of friends recently in an in-depth conversation about accents. How do our lives affect the accent we have? And why …

Traveller Vs Tourist

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, I thought. Travellers don’t know where they are going.” This quote is cited by Paul Theroux in his book The Tao of Travel from The …

Curtain Call

[Curtain Rises.] Life’s funny isn’t it? Walking down the street yesterday on our way to see a new French movie, Olaf and I were discussing how we were shocked by …

In Another Life

I attended a fantastic writing class on Monday night at The Wheeler Centre. I was on a high after having completed my first day at my new job – training …