Dullest blog ever – Dave Walker

This is a wonderfully funny parody of a totally inconsequential blog.  Made by a hilarious cartoonist, Dave Walker. Posts includes such gems as: Going for a walk April 15th, 2013 I decided to go for a walk. I set off in my chosen direction. Eventually I returned to my starting point.   Straightening the doormat …

Advertisements

How to get a glowing book review BEFORE writing the book….

Yes, you can achieve a strongly positive book review before you have written a word of it...  IF you reply to an unimaginative scammer who has used the old ruse of pretending to be a friend who has lost his money overseas.  James Veitch shows us how, in a video of under 3 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pO_mlZDlFo

Calming words

Writer Anne Lamott before her 61st birthday sat down and wrote all the truths she absolutely knew.  They include the importance of radical self-care https://www.ted.com/talks/anne_lamott_12_truths_i_learned_from_life_and_writing?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tedspread#t-355195 "Being full of affection for one's goofy, self-centred, cranky, annoying self is home; it's where world peace begins." "Every writer you know writes really terrible first drafts - but they …

Light relief

Into the veil of tears which is BBC documentary TV, a sparkle of light, laughter, self-sacrifice, helping the poor, genuine cameraderie, joy, benefit to community and unfashionably long robes broke through, last night.  As you may guess from the clues, this involved followers of St Francis. Last night's programme "Bronx to Bradford" following the lives …

Humour me

I was thinking today about a very good friend who is simply in a difficult set of circumstances.  She is immensely capable, resourceful, witty, hardworking and completely unself-pitying.  But is in a long-running set of adverse circumstances which would put the frighteners on any optimist.  In all this greyness, where is the colour?  And a …