“If I could live a perfect day, what would that look like?” – Todd Brison (Podcast)

  As I mentioned earlier, I’m planning on quitting my day job and becoming a full-time freelancer as of March, 2017. I’ve been working on my new portfolio and connecting with people online to find out how they did it, and I’m really excited. Of course, I also feel a bit anxious about the whole […]

How I quit my job to become a freelance writer in 2017

Image source I have an announcement to make: I’ve quit my job as an ESL teacher and as of 1 March 2017 I will be a full-time freelance writer. It’s a decision I’ve been toying with for a long time, and it wasn’t an easy one to make. Since around August – it always seems […]

Poems under construction

So, I’ve been writing (bad) poetry since I can remember. I think the first ones were probably just rip-offs of bad Gé Korsten songs (but Annetjie, weren’t they all bad?) but we’ll forget about that. uHlanga Press recently announced that they will open admissions to unsolicited manuscripts in February 2017, and I decided to give […]

My creative writing journey: I wrote a book and started another blog

I’ve been neglecting my blog a bit lately. I’ve finished six books in the last two months that I still need to review: The Reactive by Masande Ntshanga (loved it, finished it in six hours!), We Are Not Such Things by Justine van der Leun (strained my eyes trying to stay awake to read just […]

“Dear Ghost” – The Daily Post Creative Writing Challenge

In response to The Daily Post’s daily prompt – “Ghost”: Dear Ghost, I realised last night that I haven’t thought of you in a long time. Until last night, that is. How have you been? You haven’t disturbed my sleep with visions or visited my dreams unannounced in months, and I must say, I’m enjoying […]

Intro to Poetry, Day 10: “future”

Today marks the end of my 10-day #introtopoetry course, courtesy of (WordPress.) My last assignment is “future” and I’m using thé classic poetic device, a sonnet. What misty-eyed premonition would the fortuneteller sing If I had had a coin to spare or an offering to bring? Would she read my palm inside my eyes and […]

Intro to Poetry, Day 9: “landscape”

  I recently started a 10-day #introtopoetry course, courtesy of WordPress. (You can sign up too.) My ninth assignment is “landscape” and I’m using the poetic device apostrophe. When I left you the first time Your sounds and smells still tingling on my face I thought, ‘this is the last time’. I turned my back […]