That Moment

That moment – when I’m sitting reading, writing or researching something in a library or eating, texting or reading in a public space and I sense someone I don’t know is about to speak to me – a moment I know most people dread. Admit it! Most of you want to run away, pretend you…

How To Get The Most Out Of Weird Words (2 mins)

It’s boring if a writer keeps using the same word to describe an object, expression or place, or if only standard, expected words are picked. Sometimes it pays to experiment. Recently, I was writing about a young boy with a pale, sorrowful face. His blond hair was beautiful, but I didn’t want to say ‘beautiful’….