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Angel Personified

Today is the 50th birthday of one of my most treasured friends, the motherboard of an earth angel, Henda Moolman. We met a couple of days after I’d moved into my new place after my divorce in 1999 and she … Continue reading

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Helping Others

Imagine not being able to move any part of your body except your head. You’re completely immobile, but not unaware. You have 20/20 vision. Your hearing is perfectly in tune. Your mind is alert. You can speak. You have very … Continue reading

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Monday Motivation: At the heart of story, a wretched conundrum

Originally posted on Allaboutwriting:
​​​​Image courtesy ​​World of Good Paul Smith was a business owner who devoted 80 hours a week to keeping the business afloat. (That is, as you will see, an apt metaphor.) The work was so demanding,…

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The secrets behind the practice of good writing: 16

Originally posted on Allaboutwriting:
The Secret of the Tic’ing Clock Anything becomes a tic if you use it more than a couple of times. It’s a funny thing about writing. A reader might happily notice an action taken once, twice,…

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Dark Torment by Tracy Todd

Originally posted on Allaboutwriting:
We asked the authors who jointly contributed to the 36 Hours anthology a number of questions about their writing. Here are Tracy Todd’s responses: Is your short story fact or fiction – or a mix of the two? My story is…

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36 Hours, 20 Writers, 4 Countries, 1 Anthology

Originally posted on Allaboutwriting:
Thirty-six hours… Twenty writers… One anthology. On a mid-winter weekend last year, Allaboutwriting enticed a group of writers to a Magaliesberg retreat to write. Their challenge was to write a short story in under two days,…

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Advantages of Being a Quadriplegic

It’s easy to focus on what’s wrong in your life and most people would think that it’s inconceivable to find anything positive about being a quadriplegic. But when I started writing a list of advantages of being paralysed from the … Continue reading

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