First quarter check-in: what I’ve done

I revived this blog as an accountability tool. Seeing as we've officially entered a new season (Autumn for us Antipodeans, Spring for the Northerners out there) I figured it was about time for a check-in. That ole voice-of-doom that resides in my head was up to no good again: as I sat down to review … Continue reading First quarter check-in: what I’ve done

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Is failing fast and often good for writers?

Was it only 4 weeks ago I recommitted to doing a weekly blog post? And look: I've failed already. I completely forgot about doing a post last week. In my Real Life™, I occasionally work on software development projects, where failing fast and failing often is a virtue. In which case, I'm an angel. I … Continue reading Is failing fast and often good for writers?

Why you need a writing community

The stereotype of a writer is of a lonely white man toiling away in isolation—probably at a typewriter. Do a Google image search for writer and this is the sort of thing you see: This is wrong in a number of ways: for a start, most writers are women. 65% in Australia, 62% in the … Continue reading Why you need a writing community