Sorting through confusion

Karibu reader! The weekend is upon us, what are your plans? I went to an all-girls secondary school where I studied music under a teacher we all loved. In trying to teach us what syncopation was she had us clapping to and memorizing this little ditty, Syn-co-pa-tion Teaches you to Con-centrate. This week has been…

Rebels UNTIE!

Karibu reader! I hate rules. Don’t you? I dislike being told what to do and sometimes have to check myself before I rebel simply because someone told me what to do. I never thought of myself as a rebel and still don’t regard myself as one, but try telling me what to do see what…

Dreaming

Karibu! I hope your week has gone swimmingly and that your anticipation for weekend proggie* is almost at its zenith. An article I read this morning has absorbed me completely. I’m a fan of science fiction and I mostly write science fiction and fantasy. I write about the things I love. I’m constantly scouring the…

Working for pay

Karibu! Come in, sit down, let’s chat! Sometimes the itch to get my work out to the World is so crazy, I just want to post my precious intellectual property out there for everyone to read and enjoy. There are times I have. Mostly my best friend and sometimes co-author will come up to me…

The Art of Selfishness

Karibu! Is it warm where you are? Toronto has been hit by some unusually cool weather so when it is warm… I’m just cool like that. Today, during my daily cobweb cleaning I had a thought about my writing. Mostly, I write because I want to be able to tell a story that I would…

Black holes close by

Karibu! How are you? I hope you are well. Recently, I sent a request out to join a group of people in an online social group. At first the experience was incredible because people there seemed to like the same things I liked. I chatted and talked and gave my opinion to anyone who had…

People Pleasing

Jambo! (means hello) Was yesterday as fabulous for you as it was for me? Yes? No? I got to walk in the rain and jump in puddles. A group of fantasy writers came together to talk about the cliches commonly found in RPGs and novels. Apparently, there is a common theme dealing with giant rats…

Killing me softly

Karibu! Your presence here is greatly appreciated! How is the weather where you are? Toronto is cold and our Mayor is probably high right now. I dislike rules. Not the kind that stop people from killing each other (if you have that much malice in your heart then you’re not my target audience), but other…

This Honesty Thing…

Still here. Workin! Just peeking in to say hello and mention one small thing that happened to me today. I have come to the conclusion that I was telling myself a strange story. The theme has been Impatience. I’m impatient to get started on ____. I’m too impatient to _______. I repeated it to myself…

The Cost of a Story

Kulika yo! What a super sunshiny day it is in Toronto! I wish you were here to share it. We could have a proper discussion. I have the privilege of being part of a few writing groups online. I have always thought that if you’re seeking support for your work, you should give support. Some people are…