Gruntled and Gormful (18.22)

Wordplay Isn't the English language a funny thing? We were discussing this week the idea of being gormless. It's one of those anti-words that doesn't really have a postive version. You can be gormless but not gormful. Why is that? Why does gormless persist as a word but gormful doesn't? And what it gorm? But… Continue reading Gruntled and Gormful (18.22)

Bloganuary 8: What do you like most about your writing?

Two years ago I let myself say out loud that I wanted to write a novel. That was my big dream. And then I read an article by Mel Robbins that asked, “What are you doing to achieve your dream? I’ve met so many people who say they want to be writers and when I… Continue reading Bloganuary 8: What do you like most about your writing?

What I’ve learned about writing in the past two years

It was back in January 2020 (in The Before) when I was dreaming about writing a book, and it seemed an insurmountable task. After all, I'd been thinking about doing this for several years now, why should I be more successful at starting this year compared to other years? "...that’s not the reason I am… Continue reading What I’ve learned about writing in the past two years

Four twenties ten (19.2021)

Anyone who has ever learned a foreign language will find certain aspects of the learned language amusing. Perhaps it's the concept of gender applied to inanimate objects - why is a table feminine? But one of the weirdest things I've seen is that the French words for 70, 80 and 90 are sixty-ten, four-twenties and… Continue reading Four twenties ten (19.2021)

Long week, long weekend (17.2021)

I am starting Couch to 5K from the beginning again and I am surprised how difficult it is to run for only 60 seconds with 90 seconds of break in between I’m several days behind on my writing plan this week. Have I set myself too ambitious a target? Should I reduce my target to… Continue reading Long week, long weekend (17.2021)