“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 […]

Don’t you love reading on trains? I know I do

Welcome to my new and improved blog, entitled Reviews on a Train. You might be wondering, what happened to Word Craft, and when did the url change from “annetjiesepoems” to “reviewsonatrain”? Well, the old blog was in desperate need of a revamp. It needed to be more focused, more centred around a theme, less random […]

New writing challenge: famous quotes

The mind is prone to bluntness. The only way to keep it sharp is to switch off the Kardashians and keep writing. As a self-imposed writing challenge this week I will go back to my page where I collect quotes about writing, and I will take a quote a day and unpack that quote. The […]