Category: Writing

  • 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 […]

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  • 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.

  • NaNoWriMo Camp: I started!

    I started writing today. Did 369 words.

  • NaNoWriMo: Camp Memoir July 2021

    Here I go again. In July I’m going on a camp again. I want to finish the editing of my second book on my memories about school and qualifying as a Primary school teacher and a twelve years later as a Secondary teacher. After that I’ll move on to my adult life.

  • Creative Writing: Mobile phone

    Words: traffic, mobile phone, bathroom, tertiary education, never forgotten Mobile Phone Technology isn’t what it was  30 years ago. First, our telephone system turned from wired lines to wireless phones. The term mobile means you can take it with you where ever you go. Today you don’t require a PC or a laptop, merely use […]

  • Creative Writing: A special friend.

    A person in my life who understood and touched me. On Saturday evening, I received an unexpected WhatsApp call from Adrie, a valuable friend in South Africa. Surprising because we haven’t communicated in more than a year. Why am I writing about Adrie?  Our friendship is unique. I met Adrie on a “scrap away week”. […]

  • Creative Writing: A phone call

    Words: loneliness, trees, conservation, future of the world as you see it, a phone call, trouble A phone call The telephone rang at midnight  SA, Ad Why is it when the telephone rings late at night, it is dreadful news? I also don’t know why a hospital has to ring you as late as possible […]

  • Creative Writing: Another special object.

    Memento 2006 is a year that I’ll always remember. One of the best things that happened to me was visiting my son, who had moved to New Zealand in 2005.  I had a month’s leave from school to explore how my son was operating here. At first, he lived in a tiny flat in Wellington. […]

  • Creative Writing: A treasured object

    A Treasured Object Before writing my piece for “It’s Write Easy,”(my Friday writing group) I would think about what I want to write. It can take some days before I’ll sit down and start writing. It was the same this week. At first, I thought about the object that I wanted to use. I kept […]

  • Creative Writing: The ash tray

    I enrolled in a course on Creative writing. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Shaun Levin on Creative Writing for Beginners: Bringing Your Story to Life Here is the end result of my story. The copper Ash tray A sailboat from the past into the future, that’s my copper ashtray. The ashtray comes from Indonesia. A […]

  • NaNoWriMo: 40,833 words

    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. YAY 80%, 20% to go to 50,000 words before the end of November. I’m enjoying writing about my adult world. I can’t believe I had that many adventures up until […]

  • NaNoWriMo: 22036 words in 14 days.

    Update Word Count 14 Days in a row. I earned this badge by updating my word count 14 days in a row. Two weeks down, writer. 22 036 words are written down, 28 000 to go, to reach the 50 000 words for November!