Category: Writing

  • Short story writing!

    Use a favourite colour and describe yourself without using the name of the colour. No more than 150 words. Here I go, what do you think of my description? Do you recognise the colour? Ineke Kruger owned an Opel Kadett the colour of ripe sweet strawberries. She wore a dazzling jacket the colour of a […]

  • Non fiction creative writing

    I completed an intensive non-fiction creative writing four-week course. The second week I felt I couldn’t keep up because it was way too intense for me with my little knowledge of the English language. I pushed through and learned a lot. The last piece was different from the first three weeks. We had to write […]

  • Excitement in my studio!

    January 2021 I joined The Good Ship to find my creative voice and created a lot of interesting paintings and drawings. Yesterday The Good ship opened their shop again for a new course. This excites me because I decided to enter the Picture Book world again. The course starts on 14 January 2022. Intensive 8 […]

  • NaNoWriMo 2021: Done and dusted

     Congratulations!  Like a shark gracefully swimming through a sea of words, hunting down the plot of your story, you kept moving forward this month. All that hard work and forward momentum paid off, writer: you wrote 50,000 words in just 30 days! Wow! Katharine GrippCommunications Manager

  • NaNoWriMo 2021: I did it again!

    You unlocked a badge. Wrote 50,000 Words In NovemberYou earned this badge by writing 50,000 words. You are an official NaNoWriMo winner! I finished 50000 words in November 2021. Way to go, this was your 4th time completing an official NaNoWriMo challenge! From now on, your avatar will look like this, so the whole world can know how […]

  • Here we go again: NaNoWriMo 20121 coming in November.

    National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing I’m going to write my adventures in a new country and a new life in New Zealand. 2009 – 2021.

  • Creative Writing: Redundancy.

    The words this week were: choice, redundancy, unexpected, email, discipline. ( I lived most of my life in South Africa, 1952-2009) Redundant 1993, the teacher’s council could announce me redundant.  It was the year when my world was entirely out of my control by circumstances  My husband committed suicide on August 18, which altered my […]

  • Creative Writing: Camp NaNoWriMo 2021

    Camp NaNoWriMo July 2021 I made it easily before the deadline of end of July! I edited 52910 words in less than four weeks. The camp’s target is to finish a specific amount of words in the four weeks of July. My intention was 50000. I entered Camp NaNoWriMo to perform some editing on all […]

  • Camp NaNoWriMo: 40 000 words edited.

    You unlocked a badge Write 40,000 Words: You earned this badge by updating your word count at 40,000 words. You’re 80% of the way there.

  • Camp NaNoWriMo 2021: 26,624 words edited

    You unlocked a badge Write 25,000 Words: You earned this badge by updating your word count at 25,000 words. You are halfway there!

  • Creative writing: Why is it…?

    Why is it…? 1/07/2021 Why is it that some individuals ever know better and again put pressure on others to perform the same as them? The preceding week, the weather was hectic. Rain, sleet and more rain. I have no issues when the weather is like this because I accept it. I can’t do anything […]

  • Camp NaNoWriMo 2021: 12 000 words edited.

    The weekend done and dusted and I did a good job of editing over 12 000 words. I enjoyed it so much reading all my stories, I could not stop editing. I’ve already written some awesome stories about me coming to age.