Revelation and Realisation - Hamish Out
Kia Ora, from New Zealand, friends and colleagues,Quaint English Phrase Yes so I have had a recent revelation and realisation that has caused some significant soul-searching and a wee change of direction and emphasis.Not constructive to go into detail, prefer to let everyone find their own way in their own time.The upshot is that my posts on here will become considerably less frequent and as a result my recently adorned ambassadorship will be made available for another, I am sure, infinitely mo
The 4 Difficulties
Kia Ora, from New Zealand Friends and ColleaguesBecoming a WriterI have a marvellous old book in my technical writing library, with the above title, which was written by Dorothea Brande in 1934.The wisdom imparted within it, is as true now as it was then. I have borrowed from its principles to address some issues that most of us face at some time during our writing careers.Although it is written specifically for those who wish to pursue fiction as a writing career, there are many aspects that a
Hit The Wall!.
Kia Ora, from New Zealand, friends and colleaguesSome thoughts on a little dark place I have been in for about 9 daysA Lesson in FrailtyI posted my 120 day Stats in this Blog 10 days ago when I had just about achieved everything I had expected to in 120 days, and actually a wee bit more, as due to my 40% conversion rate from referrals I was in profit for my outlay (modest as it is) for my subscription.I had also just that very day received my first Amazon commission from my book reviews on my P
The Next Chapter of Our WA Life Narrative.
Kia Ora, from New Zealand, friends and colleaguesLife NarrativeIf we think of our lives as narrative, as stories we write, then have we considered what the next chapter theme will be, and how they next chapter is to have real meaning for us? Carrying on with my values theme, of the last four posts, this fifth in the series suggests that we might look at our values as extension of our narratives. Our values are where we draw the themes from, that provide the meaningful threads of our lives stor
Our Values Through Our Heroes
Kia Ora, from New Zealand Friends and ColleaguesGetting at Our ValuesOften, an effective way of understanding our own value set, is to take stock of who our heroes are.Many of us, may never have thought about who our heroes are, but they will be there in the sub-conscious.We tend to choose, as our heroes, those people who display the characteristics we admire and ourselves aspire to. It follows then, that this a potential route to identifying and establishing our personal value set.So if we ask