Think like an artist: three ways to boost creative thinking


Have you seen the movie Julie and Julia? What I love about it, aside from the performances of Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Stanley Tucci, is how it focuses on the aspirations of two creative women looking for something meaningful and finding it even after several abortive attempts. Their something meaningful happened to do with food and cooking exciting dishes.  They even made poached eggs look...

Five ideas to re-inflate your writing habit


Camp Nanowrimo is over and so, it seems, is my week-long writing ‘habit’. I’m not saying I haven’t written anything since Camp Nanowrimo. I’ve written a poem for children. I’ve written in my journal. But I haven’t stuck to the daily writing habit that allowed me to reach my Nanowrimo goals last year. It’s like the diet you go on when you lose the desired weight and then reward your achievement by...

Dad’s Night To Cook


I’m thrilled that my poem Dad’s Night to Cook was published on Australian Children’s Poetry Website.  This is one of my favourite websites and well worth a visit if you’d like to read poems by Dianne Bates, Bill Condon, Jenny Erlanger, Kate O’Neil and many more.
Perhaps you’d like to contribute. Hope you have fun.