It’s a jungle out there!

It was the Indian writer Ashwin Sanghi who said: "Write when drunk. Edit when sober. Marketing is the hangover." Many a time have a written a chapter while under the influence of alcohol. Though often spectacular, the next day I deemed the writing not always suitable, nor consistent or totally missing the mark. The editing … Continue reading It’s a jungle out there!

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Double Dutch

Perhaps I'm a product of globalisation. I have two mother tongues, have lived in three countries and visited countless others. Throughout my professional career, I have always worked for multinationals with a large diverse workforce and a spread of different languages. English has been (and still is) a binding factor, an advantage for me having … Continue reading Double Dutch

“How is your writing coming along..?”

I often get the question; "How is your writing coming along?" to which I'm not sure how to react. Do I answer commercially? - "Well, books sales have stalled. I really should do more Marketing." Do I answer operationally? - "Well, my third novel is at the editor, but I need to speed up my … Continue reading “How is your writing coming along..?”