Which View?

Which view is the best? Some of the more well-known literary points of view include the first person, third person, or the omniscient (bird's-eye view). But there are other points of view. And these other points of view can be as diverse as the number of humans now living, or who have since died. And…

The Idea

Here I am, On the periphery Of your mind's eye. Vague. As yet, unformed. So, now that I am here, Where to from here? Entirely in your hands: Sculpt me. Shape me. Transform me From a thought into Something else. Something other people Can also experience. Copyright J Bouwman 2017

Which words?

Here's a quick quiz for you to complete: How many words should you use when writing a letter, an email, or text message? Which words should you use? Answer: that depends on your reader. According to Hugh Mackay: Language keeps us apart from each other at least as efficiently as it keeps us together. Which…

Which Hat?

Which hat shall I wear today? There's the writer's hat where words are supposed to flow into a stream of sentences. There's the editor's hat where the writer's work is dispassionately viewed and critiqued. There's the reader's hat where the writer reads other writers' work. There's the observer's hat where the writer uses their five…