Nowadays, most writers could more accurately and broadly refer to themselves as content creators. We still write, but not just books. We also write blogs, poetry, and short stories. We use our creativity, combined with easily available technology, to turn ourselves into photographers (with varying success). We make videos and, out of necessity, often become the starring actor, director, camera team, and makeup/costume department. We have had to broaden our skills and have an open mind about all the forms of communication that are constantly expanding. Continue reading “Content Creators”
“Isn’t it the wrong time of year to prune roses?” said my neighbour, two weeks ago, as we both took our bins out. “Should I be pruning mine too?” he asked with the willingness of an eager apprentice. He is a long-time househusband. He has run his house and children and acted as a support person for his wife’s busy career as competently as any housewife could. However, he is not quite so happy with his garden. Although respectable, he says it is lacking in comparison with other gardens he admires.
“No, don’t prune your roses,” I said. “It’s still summer. It’s hot. It’s the wrong time of year but you know me; I garden by instinct.” Continue reading “Growing Success”
One of the wonderful things about writing fiction is that we have complete freedom to be as honest and blunt as we feel is necessary to get across an idea. The reader never knows which bits of a story are fictitious and which are true. There is an immunity to story writing which nonfiction does not have. Continue reading “Writing as Co-Creation”