It’s not writer’s block; it’s boredom

Black spots appeared, first on one leaf, then another. It doesn’t like it here and wants a second opinion. I consult and am advised that the bathroom is too humid for a monstera plant. It doesn’t matter that its the right size. Its taken years to finally acquire one and now I’m about to killContinue reading “It’s not writer’s block; it’s boredom”

The Details

It’s an unusual state I find myself in – needing to re-read a book just finished. It feels like a book I could learn from because it’s a book about reading and about writers who read. As I flick through the pages, assessing – remembering – each chapter, I pick a random paragraph. Read it.Continue reading “The Details”

Tensely managing tenses

I noted a trend when I looked over past field trips. The first couple of write ups were a hotchpotch of past and present tense, not from deliberate choice but because I just didn’t take enough care.

Then I shifted into writing in past tense. Each night during my holiday in Victoria, I posted some highlights and photos for family and friends back home. These were written as if they were a letter home or a diary entry; “Today, we walked …”. Notes made along the way came in handy when I returned home and wrote up some reflections on the experience.

This pattern started to change with a visit …

Weekly photo challenge – Inside

The theme for this week’s WordPress Daily Post photo challenge is Inside. Rather than an image of the inside of an object, I think the aim is to get us thinking about the relationships involved, that is the relationship between the thing that is inside and the thing it is inside.

I haven’t got anything in stock that fits that criteria. It was time to give some thought to producing an image for the challenge.

Inside is often associated with …