Why Stories + Examples > Facts + Statistics

Why Stories + Examples > Facts + Statistics

Why is it my wife will always come home with a lottery ticket in a jackpot week? Statistically speaking, she is more likely to die in the car on the way to the shop than she is to win the $30 million draw.

Giving time to creativity

Giving time to creativity

Why do non-writers think writing is quick? “That should only take you five minutes” are words that drive me batty with the sheer lack of appreciation it shows for what needs to happen before a single word touches paper.

Please don’t call me a thought leader

Please don’t call me a thought leader

There are certain words and phrases I find myself using every day that I wish I didn’t have to. ‘Thought leadership’ is one. ‘Community’ is another. Even ‘social media’ sticks in my throat it has become so overladen with misinterpretation, expectation and confusion.

Someone explain paranormal romance to me, please!

Someone explain paranormal romance to me, please!

Right. This has to stop. Some of you may already know that I appreciate a good ghost story. But on venturing into Dymocks today, I discovered that the horror genre has apparently been renamed Horror and Romance. The subgenre Paranormal Romance has been with us for a while now, completely baffling me with the ironic contradiction.

Why keeping it simple is harder than you think

Why keeping it simple is harder than you think

One of the most common mistakes of the amateur in any creative field is to assume the rules can be broken. Or worse, ignored. Never mind all those hours of study to master written grammar or artistic composition or the structure of a symphony. To them, that’s just too much hard work delaying the realisation of their genius.