A celebration of the common and most often seen birds of Qatar.
If you are a writer, you understand the importance of ideas. Without ideas your work cannot exist. The more original and striking your ideas are, the more likely it is that your work will be successful. Collecting and storing ideas (curation) is a left brain activity, while using ideas is a right brain activity. A … Read more
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds. Norman Vincent Peale Tweet Congratulations, you’ve got thoughts which need organising. Imagine for one moment the reverse and concede this is one problem that’s good to have. Your time, energy and attention however, … Read more
While working on my novel By Virtue Fall, I discovered that a long passage comprising several chapters wasn’t adding anything to the story. In fact, it was just a distraction, and it had to go. Some writers concentrate on just getting the story out there in their first draft, rough edges and all. I’m a … Read more
One difference I’ve noticed between people who get ahead and those who don’t, is what happens when setbacks occur. The successful types know not everything works – that’s just the way it is. I talked about a recent setback here, when I had to abandon 30,000 words of my novel because I’d wandered off … Read more