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Snippets: Introducing Minimalist October Soul Snacks

Life is so hectic, with our concentration divided between various screens and numerous calls for our attention. Surely having small but meaningful snippets to savour would be a welcome relief all round? In the form of something that’s easily digestible during a coffee break, perhaps? ☕🍩 Just think of it: no scrolling through tons of …

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opportunity: why it pays to wait and discern the way ahead

It is said that opportunity rarely knocks twice. So what do you do when presented with several offers at once? I tend to prevaricate and panic a bit, especially when there’s a deadline looming, though a writing opportunity is rarely dismissed. How in the world do we know what to choose from and what to …

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critic: learning how to silence your inner critic and enjoy what you read or write

I gazed at the screen in disbelief. A blog post had attracted a critical response based purely on my writing technique. Though I am my own worst critic, and tend to edit my work to death, still someone had picked up on a mistake my tired mind had missed. Don’t you just hate it when …

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reality: on truth, fiction, storytelling and keeping it real

I write at an old oak desk, positioned close to an open window, lift my gaze briefly from the screen to savour a soothing sea breeze and quay-side view. Air is rich with birdsong and fragrance pouring forth from a nearby arbour of flowers. Butterflies flit like my thoughts, alighting on something bright and fresh. …

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