I started writing a post the other day about the angst I sense in some of my fellow writers. Then I deleted it, feeling sure that what I wanted to say would offend. But the thing is I keep reading angsty stuff – and it bothers me that people would waste so much energy in being counter-productive. There, I’ve said it.
But here's the thing... Inspired by the Kung Fu Panda's Master Oogway, I firmly believe that life is what you make of it. You can be a victim or a victor. It’s entirely…Continue
Added by Nicky Schmidt on January 30, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments
So, there was this discussion on the SCBWI-BI group a while ago – about how people respond when you say, “I’m a writer.” The responses are a study in psychology, with possibly enough material for an entire convention...of psychologists, not writers – we-ell, then again, maybe both.
There seem to be two distinct types when it comes to responses, and it depends on how well people think they know you. The better they…
Each time I hear about the cuts in library or school related funding in the UK, I shake my head. When I read the Guardian…Continue
11 books that have influenced and inspired my writing journey...
(though keeping it to 11 seems entirely unreasonable...)
Added by Nicky Schmidt on January 4, 2011 at 12:19 — No Comments