House elves? Anyway, two tiny selves greet me every morning. Hooray for the human mind and our gift for spotting smileys.
Most older bloggers feel satisfaction, happiness, confidence, a sense of purpose and being "not alone". Blog bonus: mental stimulation & challenges to achieve.
Oh, help, my summer writing school is less than two weeks away! I’ve been preparing seriously for a couple of weeks. Now it gets super-serious, tick tock! “Write into life” brings a brand new emphasis to my work. I’ve taught writing skills to thousands of people — for poetry, fiction, plain language, digital writing, corp … Continue reading Old writing skills: new uses for real life problems
For the record, I list some books below that have educated or entertained or enlightened me as I nervously anticipate the final stage of life. Happy reading! Links are to the Amazon page for each book. Please share your own favourite books about these topics, and tell us what they gave you. (That'll be your good … Continue reading 19 books about aging, happiness, and the bonus years
Tomorrow I'll bus to a little town two hours north of Wellington for the inaugural Manawatu Writers Festival. An impressive programme includes more than 40 sessions over four days. I was asked to speak at the official opening and to run a workshop, and am delighted to be part of this boutique writers' festival. This … Continue reading Joy of Writing in Feilding, Manawatu