Book Crossing

Monday, March 10th, 2008

I've been journaling on my computer, rather than on this blog lately. I'm concerned about privacy, and I don't want to spill my life and secrets to everyone. But while listening to the Writing Show podcast today, I found out about something that I have to share: Book Crossing. It's like ...

Yes, and the Tolkien too!

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Yes, and the Tolkien too! Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. I need more Fantasy and Sci-fi titles. Still single? Does daylight scare you? Do family members talk about you in inaudible whispers while never actually talking directly to you? Do you write dark ...

Alias Grace

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

Just finished Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. Whenever I read Margaret Atwood, I feel like I'm in a battle of wits with a heavily armed person. I keep trying to guess what her next move will be and that keeps me interested. Atwood's craft is so flawless it's like standing ...

You’ve won!

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

From NaNoWriMo.org: Dear Novelist, You did it. Despite everything else going on in your busy life, you managed to pull off the creative coup of writing a 50,000-word novel in just one month. When the going got tough, you got typing, and in four weeks, you built vast worlds and set them in motion. ...

A right-winger attacks global warming

Sunday, January 2nd, 2005

From Pittsburg Live: A right-winger attacks global warming By Wayne Madsen Sunday, January 2, 2005 Michael Crichton's new novel, "State of Fear," not only unfairly bashes the global environmental movement but represents yet another example of how multinational corporations and their political allies are invading the popular culture to ...

Angophora Reserve

Monday, October 25th, 2004

Drove around Bilgola Plateau after work, trying to get the bearings of the Among The Big Gums geocache. I got to within 20 meters so I know where it is, but I didn't want to walk into the bush with only hiking sandals on, and Dr Who was about to ...

Apple Dream

Sunday, September 19th, 2004

Had a dream about sitting on Barrenjoey Headland, writing my story about the 'wild mob' Barrenjoey children on a new 12 inch Mac iBook laptop. When I woke up I could still feel the iBook's keyboard under my fingers. (I've used one at the Mac shop in Warringah Mall.) Wish my ...