Off Topic

Sometimes when I need a break from writing, I like to post about random stuff!


Organ measurement

Organ measurement

I’ve been saving up this particular Word of the Week for a while now–so long, in fact, I can’t remember where I first came across the word! I suspect it was in the...

Rejecting Waltzing Matilda

Have to laugh at this tongue-in-cheek rejection letter for the iconic and much beloved Aussie ballad Waltzing Matilda by Banjo Patterson. Here’s an excerpt: Dear Ms Paterson, Reference:...

English spelling is “dum”

DH sent me this charming little video of (then) 102-year-old Ed Rondthaler, giving his views on English spelling. I guess it’s no surprise that Ed was a lifetime proponent of...

Something for everyone

It’s been a while since I posted something Just For Fun — maybe because I’ve been too darn busy to have much fun lately? Anyway, I’ve carefully been collecting...

Backward symphonies

Just for fun, here’s something that’s doing the email rounds at the moment. Warning: you might have to be an author to appreciate the play on words?   ***   A...
The perfect word for a romance novel?

The perfect word for a romance novel?

I’ve had this word noted down to use for one of my Word of the Week posts for a while now, but I’ve only just gotten ’round to posting about it. *smacks hand* (At...
Only in my dreams

Only in my dreams

How do I know when it’s time to write a shiny new story? When I start dreaming scenes. Seriously. No bull, that’s what happens. And when those dream-scenes start crossing...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hi all, Since it’s pushing midnight here in New Zealand, and it’ll officially be Christmas Day very soon, I wanted to wish you all… A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! AND A...