The Gift of a Blog: A Love Story

I once had a job, after I’d completed my masters in English Literature, and jumped at the first paycheck offered me… As a high school English teacher. But I grew ever more miserable, ever more depleted…. As I wrote in a previous blog, I was living an unliveable life. I saw my psychiatrist from the […]

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HP: Writing is a communal thing… BAP: Don’t you mean storytelling…?

After an amazing morning of exchange and dialogue over ricoffy and (yes, the healthy man of simple tastes, sisonkepapu!) water, with the creative minds behind the upcoming event, Between Absence and Presence… Here’s what we came up with… Just for now! I intend on a follow-up! These two guys, the ones-and-only’s sisonkepapu and Unathi Slasha, […]

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On the nature of friends and fiction

Clayton Truscott, in a field, preparing for the coming of the Great Pumpkin… All my life, I had conspired to be a writer… Whether it was reworked versions of fairytales I knew and loved… Or short stories about my pet snails or my dog, Bojangles… Writing was all I’d ever wanted to do… . So […]

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A little slice of advice for the brave freelancer entering the world of writing

A little while ago, I had a Skype interview with a class of journalism students. It had been as a favour for a friend, and I had reluctantly accepted, not knowing if I had any advice to offer them… I was still a fledgling in the world of freelancing myself. Some of their questions I […]

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