In deep

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. - Heraclitus I am getting to understand that in the swimming pool, the volume of the water bears you up as much as it weighs you down. One week I swore it was the deep end that was hard … Continue reading In deep

Beethoven/Turner (Overdrive)

There's nothing like writing procrastination research- attending a free gig by three members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performing three movements by Beethoven, while in between Ronald Vermeulen, Director of Artistic Planning, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and John Payne, Senior Conservator, National Gallery of Victoria, chat enthusiastically about Beethoven and a William Turner painting they sit before but did … Continue reading Beethoven/Turner (Overdrive)

Stop Crowd Sourcing Imagination

Hearken, ye. Herein dwells the frustrated rant of a writer. I think I'm reaching a critical impatience point with certain types questions some writers ask. Or I'm getting old and crotchety and not jiving with how newbies work their creativity. Social media is exceedingly useful for writers. There's endless advice and interplay of ideas and support. … Continue reading Stop Crowd Sourcing Imagination

Marginalia Code

I'm not against eBooks or technology. In may ways they are preferable to bits of paper and cardboard. I remember thinking this the last time I moved, for instance. However, there are benefits to physical books for writers. One of my favourite second-hand book stores is cosy and full of interesting texts, but it does … Continue reading Marginalia Code