There is a Russian proverb that roughly translates to “the first pancake is always a lump”. All of my pancakes used to be lumps. Ugly, ugly lumps. For a ‘perfectionist’ like me, that was unacceptable. So I got to work…

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It’s December 1. The Christmas is 24 days away and you are still frantically searching for a gift for your writer friend. Fear not. Here are my suggestions for some beautiful gifts. (Please note: I am not affiliated with any company or organisation mentioned in…

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My Muse is a bitch. With a capital B. Apparently it’s her middle name. She told me that today in our long overdue tête-à-tête. See, I begged for this conversation  for months. Finally, when she agreed I was prepared. I…

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How many times have you thought about but never entered one of those competitions that ask you to tell them in less than 30 words why you should win because you felt that your answer would be lame? Or because…

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